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|Effects: ||It prevents applications from working correctly and opens ports in the computer.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 26, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Meve is a dangerous worm, as it deletes several lines from the SYSTEM.INI file, preventing certain applications (programs, drivers, etc.) from working correctly.
Meve also opens several ports, which could allow a hacker to gain remote access to the computer.
Meve spreads via e-mail in a message that always includes an attached file called HOTMAILPASS.EXE. When it has infected a computer, the worm sends itself out to all the contacts in the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.
Meve is easy to recognize, as it reaches computers in an e-mail message that always has the subject El adelanto de matrix ta gueno?
Furthermore, when it is run, it opens the Internet browser and displays an image of Evo Morales, like the following: