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First posted on 30 November -0001.
Source: SecurityHome

Aliases :

There are no other names known for Acanze.

Explanation :

"Acanze.A is simple email worm of Italian origin written in Visual Basic. Due to the coding techiques used, the worm will only work properly under Italian Windows versions.

Upon execution, Acanze.A will create a hidden, system file named 'login.bat' into %WINDOWS% directory. It will then set a registry key:

HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunmsnmsgr = ""C:WINNTlogin.bat""

The key allows Windows to start the bat file each time a user logs on. Under Italian versions of Windows, additional files will be dropped, and the attributes to both file set to hidden, system.
C:ProgrammiWindows NT

The worm will then check whether a connection to an Italian site can be established. If so, it will create e-mail messages containing copy of its body and send them to recipients in Outlook's Contact list."

Last update 22 May 2007