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Hati.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Hati.A
Technical name:W32/Hati.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Hati.worm.gen,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It prevents the Windows Registry Editor from being run and disables several functions, such as the context menu and the Folder Options from the Windows Explorer. It spreads by copying itself in the system drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 4, 2007
Detection updated on:Feb. 9, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Hati.A is a worm that prevents the Windows Registry Editor from being run.

Additionally, it disables several functions, such as the context menu and the Folder Options from the Windows Explorer.

Hati.A spreads by copying itself in the system drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Hati.A is easy to recognize, as the following message is displayed when it is run:

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