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Nautunit.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nautunit.A
Technical name:Trj/Nautunit.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the computer from working properly. It disables several functions of the Start menu, such as Search or Run, and applications such as the Windows Registry Editor, among other actions. It reaches the computer in a file that passes itself off as an image.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 7, 2007
Detection updated on:April 7, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Nautunit.A is a Trojan that carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the user from working with the computer as usual.

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

  • Doing searches and running files in a fast and straight way, as it disables the options Search and Run from the Start menu.
  • Modifying the configuration of the features of the folders.

Additionally, it restarts the computer when it detects a window whose title contains certain text strings related to security and system programs.

Nautunit.A reaches the computer in a file that passes itself off as an image, in order to deceive users. However, Nautunit.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Nautunit.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the icon belonging to the photo manager ACDSee, in order to deceive users making them think it is an image:

  • When it is run, the following error message is displayed:

  • Then, it restarts the computer.
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