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It spreads and affects other computers.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Sept. 11, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 11, 2007|
MSNWorm.AE is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
MSNWorm.AE 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.