Aliases: N/A
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Virus

Status: Active & Spreading
Spreading: Slow
Geographical info: Europe, North and South America, and some parts of Asia and Australia
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 08 Apr 2007
Damage: Low

Characteristics: All Wwindows Operating System platforms may be affected by this virus. W32.Novydeng is another polymorphic virus that infects “.exe” files when these files are knowingly executed. Reports say that it patches its code into the process of explorer.exe. Patches also become an executable file as this contains the polymorphic viral initial code.

More details about W32.Novydeng

And by adding two sections to the code, all infections are finalized as an infected, executable file. If an infected “.exe” file has appended data, the appended data is destroyed and cannot be repaired, thus inoperable. It is also a good practice when you are using a firewall to block all incoming connections from the Internet to services that should not be publicly available. Always protect your computer by denying all incoming connections and allow only services you trust and really know. Passwords creation is also a key in protecting files and programs from viruses.

The W32.Novydeng application is classified by experts as a malware because of the unfavorable effects it brings to the entire computer system. It floods Internet connection thus creating a marked slowing down of Internet processes. The program also makes the computer vulnerable to system crashes and makes user information open for other parties to obtain without authorization. Manual removal process, complete system scan, and the download and installation of a very good antivirus software program may help remove the program from the computer.