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USBToy

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:USBToy
Technical name:W32/USBToy.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread through USB devices. In order to do so, it checks if any device is connected to the computer, and if found, it will infect the device by copying some files in it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 16, 2007
Detection updated on:May 1, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

USBToy is a worm whose main objective is to spread through USB devices.

In order to do so, it checks if there is any USB device connected to the computer. If found, it will infect it by copying two files, which remain hidden, to the device.

If the infected USB is connected to another computer, then, this computer will also be infected by USBToy.

Visible Symptoms 

    

USBToy is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following image whenever Windows is started:

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