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It drops the worm Gaobot.IUF. It spreads via MSN Messenger.
|First detected on:||July 6, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||July 6, 2005|
Prex.AM is a worm that drops the worm Gaobot.IUF in the affected computer.
Prex.AM spreads via MSN Messenger. In order to do so, it sends messages that include a link to all the contacts in this program. Once a user clicks on that link, a self-extracting RAR file is downloaded to the computer. When the user runs that file, the computer is affected by both Prex.AM and Gaobot.IUF.
Prex.AM is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer when the user clicks a link in the following MSN Messenger message:
hmm like my friend said dont look ahaha, SICK pictures
The link points to the following URL:
http:// www.northwestva.com/ air&picture=45745.jpg