Aliases: Win32.Miam.4716, W95/Miam.gen,   W95.Miam.4716,   Win95.Miam.4716, W95/Miam-A
Variants: PE_MIAM.4716,   W32/Miam.4716,   W32/Blinker.4716, Win32:NeoWallpaper, Win32.Miam.4716

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Virus

Status: Active & Spreading
Spreading: Slow
Geographical info: Asia, North and South America, and some parts of Europe and Australia
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 10 Apr 2001
Damage: Low

Characteristics: The W95.Miami.4716 program is a resident infector that is a per-process of the .exe files.

More details about W95.Miam.4716

Once the W95.Miami.4716 was executed, it infects files. When the file that is infected is being executed, the virus will then hook the function of the CreateFileA() in the host. After that, it will infect that file having .exe extension from the current folder. If this host calls the CreateFileA() for the duration of its execution it will then infect that file having .exe extension in the similar folder as the file that you are attempting to open. Also this virus affects the Calc.exe and the Notepad.exe in the folder of the Windows. If the file that is infected is performed at the time 10:00 in the morning on any of the days, then the W95.Miam.4716 will drop the Neo.bmp file and then it will change the wallpaper of the desktop so it can display this specific file.

The wallpaper will be shown to a specific location. To the duration of the bug in the code of the virus, the files that were infected will not be performed when the computer is running a Windows 2000 or Windows NT. The W95.Miami.4716 software connects to remote servers. It will then download files into the system. These files are commonly unwanted programs. They may be adware, spyware, or Trojan applications. They are installed and executed without the user’s consent. They may also be spread to other machines. The W95.Miami.4716 application may place infected files on folders shared on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. They may be labeled as popular videos or music.