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Azero.B

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Azero.B
Technical name:W32/Azero.B
Threat level:Medium
Alias:mysamurai,
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It modifies the Desktop wallpaper and infects executable files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 1, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 25, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Azero.B is a virus which infects the executable files it finds in the path C:\Program files using the prepending technique.

Azero.B infects executable files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • It modifies the Desktop wallpaper and changes it to the following:

  • When the user opens the Windows directory, the following image is displayed: