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ExploreZip.Pak

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ExploreZip.Pak
Technical name:W32/ExploreZip.Pak
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm.ExploreZip.Pak
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It deletes the content of files created with certain programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point. It also deletes files with C, CPP, H and ASM extensions, truncating their size to 0 bytes.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ExploreZip.Pak is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the attached file ZIPPED_FILES.EXE.

ExploreZip.Pak modifies files created with certain programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point, among others.

In addition, ExploreZip.Pak deletes the content of files with DOC, XLS, PPT, C, CPP, H and ASM extensions. Once the files are affected, the worm truncates their size to 0 bytes.

ExploreZip.Pak spreads rapidly via e-mail and through computer networks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

ExploreZip.Pak is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen:



This message contains the following text:

Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive. If this file is part of a ZIP format backup set, insert the last disk of the backup set and try again. Please press F1 for help.