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Mepe.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mepe.A
Technical name:W32/Mepe.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to close the windows belonging to several system tools, such as the Task Manager. It usually spreads via MSN Messenger, in messages written in Spanish.

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Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 17, 2005
Detection updated on:Sept. 20, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mepe.A is a worm that attempts to close the windows belonging to several system tools, in computer with their operating system in Spanish: Administrador de Tareas (Task Manager), Panel de Control (Control Panel), Editor del Registro (Windows Registry Editor), Restaurar Sistema (System Restore) and Utilidad de configuración del sistema (MSCONFIG.EXE).

Mepe.A usually spreads via MSN Messenger, in a message written in Spanish that includes a link to a copy of the worm hosted in a certain web address. The computer is affected when the user clicks on the link and runs that file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mepe.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run: