W32.Doep.A


Aliases: W32/OURTIME-A, Worm.P2P.Doep.a,Win32/P2P.Unknown.Worm
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: Active and spreading
Spreading: Low
Geographical info: Asia, Europe and US
Removal: EAsy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 30 Jun 2004
Damage: low

Characteristics: The W32/Ouritme- A is a peer to peer worm that spreads via file exchanging and sharing.

More details about W32.Doep.A

This program is often found in Kazaa, Morpheus, limewire and other peer to peer networks. This virus creates these files in your system - %Windir%\System32\poet.log; %Windir%\System32\Inf\readme.txt; %Windir%\System32\Inf\poet.exe. The virus runs automatically after rebooting with this file loaded in a certain registry. The worm will attempt to copy or create an archive of files that are most interesting to those who use and join file sharing sites such as Kazaa,eMule, Overnet and etc. The most common file that they imitate are Patches, full downloaders, key generators, codecs, pc games and other applications, movie clips, sound clips and mp3 and more.

The virus will also modify and delete files in your system registry which would then cause trouble in running you pc. The infection of worms into your computer can be avoided or prevented by following precautions. Keeping you firewall on most especially when you connected in the net is a good preventive measure. Other precautionary measures are putting a password in your computer and creating a limited account for the other users of your computer; making sure that your virus protection program is always updated, avoid downloading unnecessary items or application into your pc, scanning downloaded programs before opening them, scanning USB flash drive, and turning off the PC's autoplay function to avoid automatic running of unnecessary program in your pc, turning off Bluetooth and infrared devises if not in use.