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Magistr.B

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Magistr.B
Technical name:W32/Magistr.B
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects and overwrites files in the affected computer and in the network to which it is connected. It displays a message on screen. It moves Desktop icons. It closes the ZoneAlarm firewall window.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 27, 2009
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility: Panda QuickRemover
Family:Magistr

Brief Description 

    

Magistr.B is a worm that spreads very quickly via:

  • E-mail messages. These messages are automatically sent to all the e-mail addresses in the affected computer.
  • Computer networks, whose workstations share files with an EXE or SCR extension.

Magistr.B is particularly dangerous, as it has a wide range of damaging effects:

  • It renders files unusable by inserting the text YOUARESHIT inside them.
  • It destroys files with a NTZ extension.
  • It deletes and overwrites sectors of the hard drive.

Magistr.B also has other effects: it displays the following message on screen: Another haughty bloodsucker..., moves Desktop icons and closes the ZoneAlarm firewall window (if it is installed on the affected computer).

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have been infected by Magistr.B is the following message displayed on screen:

Another haughty bloodsucker

YOU THINK YOU ARE GOD, BUT YOU ARE ONLY A CHUNK OF SHIT