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FolderToEXE.A

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

It replaces the folders that users open with copies of itself. This way, if users run any of these folders, they are really running a copy of the worm.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 14, 2007
Detection updated on:March 26, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

FolderToEXE.A is a worm that replaces the folders that users open with a copy of itself. This way, if users run any of these subfolders again, FolderToEXE.A will be run.

Additionally, it hides the extensions of the copies of itself in order to go unnoticed and so that users do not realize that what they are really running is FolderToEXE.A.

By using this technique, FolderToEXE.A spreads through the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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