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Percoban.A

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

It deletes all the files with an MP3 extension that it finds in the affected computer and carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the computer from working properly. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 31, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 1, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Percoban.A is a Trojan that deletes all the files with an MP3 extension that it finds in the affected computer.

Additionally, it 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 in a fast and straight way, as it disables the option Search from the Start menu.
  • Viewing the processes that are being run through the Task Manager.
  • Turning off the computer, as it disables this option of the Start menu.

Percoban.A reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a Word document. However, it does not spread automatically by its own means.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Percoban.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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