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Its main aim is to spread itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible. It connects to an IRC channel and remains waiting for remote instructions.
|First detected on:||Sept. 3, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 18, 2009|
MSNWorm.GU is a worm whose main aim is to spread itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible.
Additionally, it connects to an IRC channel to receive remote instructions from its creator. Among the commands it can receive, it can connect to certain websites to download updates of itself.
MSNWorm.GU is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:
- It spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message which contains a file, like the following:
- It can also reach the computer in a file with the following icon: