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|Effects: ||It generates a large number of copies of itself in the hard disk and displays an error window when it is run.|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 6, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Kazoa is a worm that uses KaZaA in order to spread quickly. KaZaA is a program that allows the Internet users to share files containing music, videos, texts, images, and so on.
Kazoa creates a large number of infected files whose names can refer to films or video games. The worm does it in an attempt to trick KaZaA users into downloading the infected files.
This worm occupies a great part of the hard disk, as it generates thousands of copies of itself, to which it adds useless data. In addition, this virus also modifies an entry in the Windows Registry in order to ensure it is run every time the system is started up.
It is very easy to recognise Kazoa, because when this virus is run, it displays the following error message on the screen.