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|Effects: ||It spreads via e-mail and through P2P file sharing programs.|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 10, 2004|
Yenik.A is a worm that spreads via e-mail and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
When it spreads via e-mail, it reaches the computer in a message with variable characteristics.
On the other hand, when it spreads through P2P file sharing programs, it makes copies of itself to their shared directories. Other users of these programs will download the files, thinking that they are useful computer programs. However, they will actually be downloading a copy of Yenik.A.
Yenik.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.