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Timofonica.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Timofonica.A
Technical name:VBS/Timofonica.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It prevents the computer from starting up by deleting the CMOS memory and overwriting the boot records of hard drives C: through F:

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Timofonica is a dangerous virus that spreads via e-mail in a message written in Spanish with the subject TIMOFONICA and an attachment called TIMOFONICA.TXT.VBS.

Timofonica prevents the computer from starting up, as it deletes the CMOS memory and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the hard drives C: through F:.

Timofonica attempts to send short messages to random cell phones belonging to the Spanish telecommunications company referred to in the message. These messages have the following format: <cellnumber>@correo.movistar.net

Visible Symptoms 

    

Timofonica is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message written in Spanish with the subject TIMOFONICA and an attachment called TIMOFONICA.TXT.VBS.

The attachment has the following icon: