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|Effects: ||It displays an image or a text on the screen.|
|First detected on:||June 5, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||June 5, 2002|
Petlil.A is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the subject XXX Picture and an attached file called XXXPIC.EXE.
The message body and the subject incite users to run the attached file, by passing it off as an erotic photograph.
When the file XXXPIC.EXE is run, Petlil.A displays either the photograph or a text, depending on the system date. By doing this, Petlil.A distracts the user's attention while it sends itself out.
A clear indication that Petlil.A has reached your computer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
If the file XXXPIC.EXE is run on the 1st, 15th or 31st of any month, Petlil.A displays a pornographic picture on the screen.
If Petlil.A is run on any other day, it will not display an image, but the following message: