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|Alias:||I-Worm/Choke, Choke, Win32/Choke, W32/Choke.40960|
It displays images on the screen and affects other computers connected via MSN Messenger.
|Detection updated on:||June 4, 2003|
Choke.A is a worm that reaches computers in a message with variable characteristics, sent through MSN Messenger.
Choke.A is not considered a dangerous worm, as its only objective is to spread to other computers. If MSN Messenger is not installed on the computer, the worm will not be able to send itself automatically to other users.
Choke.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a Messenger message with the following characteristics:
In addition, Choke.A displays a window indicating the need to use the Flash program (version 6.5):
Then, it displays the following error message:
While these messages are displayed, Choke.A goes memory resident.