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Its main objective is to spread via MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible. Additionally, it downloads the backdoor detected as IRCBot.BWB to the affected computer.
|First detected on:||April 12, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||April 15, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
MSNworm.EI is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. The means it uses to spread is the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.
Additionally, it downloads the backdoor detected as IRCBot.BWB to the affected computer. The variants belonging to the IRCBot family are designed to connect to several IRC servers and receive remote control commands.
MSNworm.EI is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger, in an instant message which contains a file.
When the file is run, the following image is displayed: