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Grogotix.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Grogotix.A
Technical name:W32/Grogotix.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm/Flukan.D.9,IRC-Worm.Win32.Flukan.d,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It prevents users from accesing websites belonging to certain antivirus companies, among others, and from running certain programs. It disables several functions such as the Task Manager or the Windows Registry Editor. It spreads via IRC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 4, 2007
Detection updated on:Dec. 15, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Grogotix.A is a worm that prevent users and installed programs from accessing certain websites, which belong to several antivirus companies, among others.

Additionally, it disables the following functions, among others:

  • Find of the Start menu.
  • Folder options of the Start menu.
  • the menu of recent documents of the Start menu.
  • the context menu, that is, the menu that is accessed when right-clicking the mouse.

Grogotix.A spreads via IRC. In order to do so, it connects to certain servers and sends messages that contain a link to the users that are connected at that moment.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Grogotix.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a file that has the icon of a folder and when it is run, the My Documents folder is opened:

Icon with which Grogotix.A reaches the computer