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|Effects: ||It creates a web server on port 8180.
|First detected on:||April 9, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||June 5, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Explorer is a worm that not only spreads via e-mail, but can also spread to other machines through IRC chat channels.
Explorer sends a message to IRC users, through port 8180, inviting them to connect to a web page with pornographic content. This web page tricks the user into downloading the worm.
Explorer creates copies of itself and sends them out to every contact in the infected computer's Address Book.
A clear indication that you have received Explorer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
An indication that Explorer has infected a computer is the following web page displayed in your Internet browser: