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Brocat.B

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Brocat.B
Technical name:W32/Brocat.B.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Virus.Win32.AutoRun.nd,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the computer from working properly. It disables several applications such as the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor. It prevents the Desktop wallpapers from being modified. It spreads via mapped and removable drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 24, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 24, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Brocat.B is a worm that carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the user from working with the computer as usual.

These modifications prevents the user from carrying out the following actions, among others:

  • Viewing the processes that are being run through the Task Manager.
  • Modifying the configuration of the features of the folders.
  • Modifying Desktop wallpapers.

Brocat.B spreads via mapped and removable drives, making copies of itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Brocat.B is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the name LOVE_IS_CINTA.EXE and that has the icon of a heart:

  • When it is run, periodically it displays a dialogue box in order to log off the computer: