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Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Runouce
Technical name:W32/Runouce
Threat level:Low
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 11, 2002
Detection updated on:Jan. 21, 2003
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:CHINA

Brief Description 


Runouce is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.


Runouce does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.