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It attempts to close the windows belonging to several system tools, such as the Task Manager. It usually spreads via MSN Messenger, in messages written in Spanish.>
|First detected on:||Sept. 17, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 20, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mepe.A is a worm that attempts to close the windows belonging to several system tools, in computer with their operating system in Spanish: Administrador de Tareas (Task Manager), Panel de Control (Control Panel), Editor del Registro (Windows Registry Editor), Restaurar Sistema (System Restore) and Utilidad de configuración del sistema (MSCONFIG.EXE).
Mepe.A usually spreads via MSN Messenger, in a message written in Spanish that includes a link to a copy of the worm hosted in a certain web address. The computer is affected when the user clicks on the link and runs that file.
Mepe.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run: