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Trixcu.A

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

It disables several functions such as the Task Manager or the Windows Registry Editor and hides the extensions of the files, among other actions. It spreads via mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 17, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Trixcu.A is a worm that disables the following functions, among others:

  • Find of the Start menu.
  • Folder options of the Start menu.
  • the Task Manager.
  • the Windows Registry Editor.

Additionally, it hides the extensions of the files, and the files and subfolders that have the attribute hidden, in order to go unnoticed.

Trixcu.A spreads via mapped drives. In order to do so, it checks if the infected computer is connected to a network. And if so, it makes an inventory of all mapped drives and creates a copy of itself in each of them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Trixcu.A is easy to recognize, as when it is run, it displays the following error message:

Error message displayed by Trixcu.A

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