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|Alias:||W32/Melo-C ; W32/Jesse.A.|
It disables processes belonging to several security tools and prevents users from accessing certain operating system tools, among other actions. It spreads via MSN Messenger.
|First detected on:||May 27, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||May 31, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
BlackAngel.A is a worm that attempts to disable the processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It prevents users from accessing certain operating system tools such as the Task Manager and the Registry Editor.
Additionally, it shuts down the computer. This way, the information that had not been saved until that moment could not be recovered.
BlackAngel.A spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.