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This is a virus detection. Viruses are programs that self-replicate recursively, meaning that infected systems spread the virus to other systems, which then further propagate the virus. Although many viruses contain a destructive payload, it's quite common for viruses to do nothing more than spread from one system to another.
This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.
Viruses are self-replicating. They are often spread by a network or by transmission to a removable medium such as a removable disk, writable CD, or USB drive. Viruses may also spread by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer.
Other Common Detection Aliases
Avert® Labs has observed the following system activities:
This sample can be identified by the following symptoms.
These are general defaults for typical path variables. (Although they may differ, these examples are common.):
%WinDir% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%SystemDir% = \WINDOWS\SYSTEM (Windows 98/ME), \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows XP/Vista), \WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT/2000)
%ProgramFiles% = \Program Files
The following files were analyzed:
The following registry elements have been created:
The following registry elements have been changed:
Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:
1.Disable System Restore .
2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.
3.Run a complete system scan.
Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).
1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.
On windows XP:
Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator passwordIssue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot RecordFollow onscreen instructionsReset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.
On Windows Vista and 7:
Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.Click on "Repair Your Computer"When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot RecordFollow onscreen instructionsReset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.
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