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It attempts to download several files from a certain website, disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor and harvests data from the affected computer, such as username. It spreads across networks.
|First detected on:||Nov. 22, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 22, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Foamer.A is a worm that attempts to connect to a certain website, in order to download several files, which can be of any nature, including malware.
Additionally, it disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor, and sends an email message to its author containing data from the affected computer, such as username and computer name.
If the user opens the CMD command shell, Foamer.A cleans the screen, displays the message THE WORLD-WIDE DONT ACCEPT COMMAND PROMPT!!!! and closes it automatically.
Foamer.A spreads accross networks.
Foamer.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.