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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Supernova.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Supernova.D
Technical name:W32/Supernova.D.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Surnova.aa,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and via MSN Messenger. It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of Hello Kitty.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 13, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 15, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Supernova.D is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

The means it uses to spread are the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

On the other hand, Supernova.D attacks certain websites by sending them continuous ping requests with the aim to make them stop responding.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Supernova.D is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of Hello Kitty:

  • When it is run, it displays the following fake error message: