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|Effects: ||It ends active processes in the computer and opens the Internet browser.|
|First detected on:||May 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 17, 2005|
Kickin is a worm that, after infecting a computer, ends active processes in the computer and opens the Internet browser. Every time it infects a computer, it also sends an e-mail message to companies that develop antivirus programs.
Kickin spreads rapidly via e-mail, P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs and IRC chat programs.
If the firewall you have installed closes for no apparent reason or if you cannot open the Windows Help, Kickin may have infected your computer