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Virus Encyclopedia

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Dehineer.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dehineer.A
Technical name:Trj/Dehineer.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It hampers the normal performance of the computer, as it prevents Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer, among others, from being run, and considerably increases the CPU performance. It does not spread by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 21, 2007
Detection updated on:Feb. 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dehineer.A is a Trojan that prevents certain applications from being run, such as Internet Explorer, the Windows Explorer and several monitoring programs. Additionally, it increases the CPU performance up to 100%. As a consequence, the computer would stop working properly.

However, there is an error in the file created by the Trojan in the system, which prevents Dehineer.A from being activated and carrying out its actions when the computer is restarted.

Dehineer.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dehineer.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when the system is restarted, the following error message is displayed due to an error in the file created by the Trojan:

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