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|Alias:||W23.HLLW.Affee,, Worm P2P.Steph, WROM_STEPH.A|
|Effects: ||It creates copies of itself in the affected computer.
|First detected on:||Feb. 5, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||June 18, 2008|
Steph is a worm whose main aim is to spread via KaZaA, which is a peer-to-peer file sharing program (P2P).
Steph creates a large number of copies of itself in a directory, which becomes the shared directory in KaZaA. In order to trick KaZaA users, these files have the names of computer games or computer applications. As a result, other users of KaZaA will download these files to their computers thinking that they are useful programs, whereas they are actually downloading a virus. When these files, these computers will also be infected.
However, Steph does not have any destructive effects in the affected computer.
Steph is difficult to identify because it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.