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DarkFloppy.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DarkFloppy.A
Technical name:W32/DarkFloppy.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It has no destructive effects. It spreads by copying itself to the floppy disk drive.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 9, 2006
Detection updated on:Aug. 10, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:BRAZIL

Brief Description 

    

DarkFloppy.A is a worm with no destructive effects. It spreads by copying itself to the floppy disk drive.

Visible Symptoms 

    

DarkFloppy.A can be easily recognized, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • When it is run, the following image, in motion, is displayed in the Task Bar:

  • When you right-click on this image, the following menu is displayed:

  • Through this menu, the image above can be changed to any of the following: