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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mops.A

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

It installs the worm Sdbot.FAR and a toolbar for Internet Explorer on the affected computer. It spreads via the instant messaging programs Yahoo Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 21, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 23, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mops.A is a worm that installs other worm detected as Sdbot.FAR and a toolbar for Internet Explorer on the affected computer.

Mops.A spreads via the instant messaging programs Yahoo Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mops.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.