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Induc.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Induc.A
Technical name:W32/Induc.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects the Delphi compiler (versions 4, 5, 6 and 7) in such a way that the files compiled with this tool will get infected. It reaches the computer by distributing the previously infected files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 24, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 2, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Induc.A is a virus which infects the Delphi compiler in such a way that the files compiled with this tool will get infected. The affected versions of the Delphi compiler are 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Induc.A reaches computers when previously infected files are distributed, entering computers through any of the usual channels: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Induc.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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