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Nahkos.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nahkos.A
Technical name:W32/Nahkos.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:P2P-Worm.Win32.Malas.c,W32/Bindo.worm,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables the options of system restore and folder options. It reaches the computer in a file with the icon of an installer and spreads through P2P programs and, mapped and removable drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 16, 2007
Detection updated on:June 17, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Nahkos.A is a worm that prevents the user from carrying out the following actions:

  • Modifying the configuration of the features of the folders.
  • Recovering previously created restore points of the system by the system restore utility.

Additionally, it is programmed in order to be automatically run everyday at 11:30 and 20:30.

Nahkos.A reaches the computer in a file with the default icon of an installer. It spreads through P2P programs and, removable and shared files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Nahkos.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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