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|Effects: ||Its main objective is to spread and infect other computers.|
|Detection updated on:||April 12, 2003|
Kins is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, which spreads via e-mail, P2P (peer to peer) file sharing programs and IRC channels.
Kins is easy to identify when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches computers in one of four possible e-mail messages and the attached file always has a VBS extension.
Similarly, when Kins spreads through IRC channels:
- The message it uses to spread through the mIRC is always:
Here is the document U wanted from me! :)
- The message it uses to spread through pIRCh is always:
This is so damn funny!
It is difficult to know if Kins has infected a computer, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.