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P2PWorm.AF

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PWorm.AF
Technical name:W32/P2PWorm.AF.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main aim is to spread through P2P file sharing programs, like Kazaa, using names of programs and games in order to deceive users.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 13, 2009
Detection updated on:March 18, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

P2PWorm.AF is a worm whose main aim is to spread through P2P file sharing programs, like Kazaa, using names of programs and games in order to deceive users.

Additionally, whenever applications like Windows Explorer, Windows Registry Editor, Task manager or Notepad, among others, are run, the worm will be run first and then the application.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PWorm.AF is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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