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LiveDeath.A

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

It disables the mouse and deletes all the files from the C: drive. In order to do so, the users have to complete a game in which several questions about themselves are asked.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Dec. 2, 2007
Detection updated on:Dec. 2, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

LiveDeath.A is a Trojan that disables the mouse and deletes all the files from the C: drive that are not being run at that moment.

In order to do so, the users have to complete a game called "the Game of Live or Death", in which they have to answer several questions.

LiveDeath.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 

    

LiveDeath.A is easy to recognize, as it passes itself off as a game in which the users have to answer several questions about themselves.

  • When it is run, it opens the command shell and displays the following image, in which the users are requested to press any key to continue:

  • Then, they will be advancing in the game, answering several questions, such as: "What is your name?" or "What is your favorite color?".

  • Finally, when the users answer the question regarding the color, the game ends and the following screen is displayed:

  • Due to a programming error in its code, they will have to complete the game two more times.
  • Finally, a message is displayed with the text Thou Art Guess was Incorrect and a ten second countdown, and the computer is turned off.