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Worm:W32/PDF


Aliases:


Worm:W32/PDF

Malware
Worm
W32

Summary

A standalone malicious program which uses computer or network resources to make complete copies of itself. May include code or other malware to damage both the system and the network.



Disinfection & Removal

Automatic Disinfection

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For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details

This is the first worm to use Adobe Acrobat PDF format as a platform. However, it only works under the full 'developer' version of Acrobat. The common Acrobat Reader program is not affected by this worm.

The worm operates as a VBS script embedded within a PDF file. The worm show a simple 'peach' game on screen, with a large collage picture of peoples behinds and this text:

You have one minute to find the peach!
[ ]
Double click the icon to show the solution

Note: Full version (not Acrobat Reader) is needed to show the solution

When the user doubleclicks on the icon shown, the worm collects e-mail addresses from Microsoft Outlook and sends itself further via e-mail.

As of 9th August 2001, this worm is not a real-world threat.







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