Posted: May 30, 2007
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Infected PCs 8

Worm.Kelvir.A Description

Worm.Kelvir.A is a malicious worm virus that propagates through Windows Messenger application. Once installed on your machine, Worm.Kelvir.A will send a message containing the text "omg this is funny!" to all of your Windows Messenger contacts, along with a link to download the worm. If you press on the link, you will automatically download a file with Spybot worm variant. Worm.Kelvir.A will disable DCOM and will embed itself to the Windows run key in order to start automatically when launching Windows.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

hotkeysvc.exe File name: hotkeysvc.exe
Size: 84.58 KB (84586 bytes)
MD5: 4a622595afcdd27f9986de8db36d8bd4
Detection count: 75
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
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