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Weird

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Weird
Technical name:W32/Weird.10240.A
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Win95/Kuang2, W95/Weird.10240, W32/Weird.10240.B
Type:Virus
Effects:  It leaves affected computer vulnerable and increases the size of the files it infects.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 22, 1999
Detection updated on:June 3, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Weird is a virus that reaches computers in a PE file, which can also act as a backdoor type Trojan.

Weird goes memory resident and at regular intervals, it looks for files to infect. It infects files by copying its code to them, increasing their size by 10240 bytes.

Weird can also establish a connection from the affected computer to another computer. This will leave the affected computer vulnerable to remote attacks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Weird is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.