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New IM Worm

by Nikola Strahija on January 9th, 2006 The worm targets PCs that have already been infected with lockx.exe or palsp.exe viruses. It then usess Internet Relay Chat-enabled malware to connect the host to a server for further infection through a series of commands.

Using its ability to control the AIM client on the infected PC the worm sends a message containing frodulent links to the host's buddy list. When recipients click on the link, they become infected with new variants of the IRC-enabled malware along with an installation of "creame.exe," which delivers multiple adware payloads.

The worm spreads quickly because many antyvirus applications don't scan IM as thoroughly as they could.

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