W32/Nugache.A.worm spreads via MSN/Windows Live Messenger

Posted by valspy on 06 May 2006 (2964 views)
Panda Software has reported a new virus as the W32/Nugache.A.worm or Nugache.A is spreading via MSN/Windows Live Messenger.

Nugache.A copies itself into the Windows system folder called MSTC.EXE, generates Windows registry entries, and opens up several ports for hackers to gain access to the infected computer. Later on it sends a instant message to all your online MSN/Windows Live Messenger contacts asking them to accept a file named ATTACHMENT, BACKUP, DETAILS, DOCUMENTS or FORWARDED.

What ever you do, do not accept any of these files as they are viruses and can harm your computer. The threat maybe low, but the virus can trigger off your computer to download more serious viruses. So if you have the virus on your computer, it may cause little damage or serious damage, depending on your circumstances.

Panda Software virus definition
Source: Mess.Be

Tags:   Virus  Security    

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Comment by squall leonhart
Posted on 12 May 2006
Theres also another virus going around atm based on the W32_Rob/-VM virus, which also spreads via msn messenger by sending links to contacts

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