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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

CXOver.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CXOver.A
Technical name:Trj/CXOver.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It affects computers and mobile devices; on these, it deletes the files from My Documents directory. It spreads via ActiveSync connections between computers with the .NET framework installed and mobile devices, such as PDAs.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/CE

First detected on:March 15, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 23, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

CXOver.A is a Trojan used as a proof-of-concept, in order to analyze the possibilities of developing malware that spreads between computers and PDA devices.

Additionally, when it affects mobile devices, it deletes all the files from the My Documents directory.

CXOver.A spreads via ActiveSync connections between computers with the .NET framework installed and mobile devices, such as PDAs.

The ActiveSync is a connection that allows data to be synchronized between mobile devices, such as PDAs or Smartphones, and Windows computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

CXOver.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.