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Caw.1416

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Caw.1416
Technical name:W95/Caw.1416
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects files with EXE extension.

Affected platforms:

Windows 95

Detection updated on:March 15, 2000
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Caw.1416 is a MS-DOS virus that goes memory resident and waits to infect files with an EXE extension. In addition, Caw.1416 tries to delete the files stored in the hard disk when infection has been carried out.

It is easy to be infected by Caw.1416 as it reaches computers through many means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Caw.1416 is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.