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Crack

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Crack
Technical name:Trj/Crack
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
First detected on:
Detection updated on:Sept. 2, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
This is Trojan that renames the NOTEPAD.EXE file and attempts to replace it with another file called CRACK.EXE. The actions of this Trojan consist of displaying several messages on the screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

This Trojan attempts to replace the NOTEPAD.EXE file with another files with the following name: CRACK.EXE. However, the Trojan will display an error message, as the file in question is not found on the system:



The text displayed on the title bar of the message informs users about the fact that the file could not be found.

Moreover, the Trojan displays another message that alerts users to the presence of the Trojan on the system. This message will look as follows:



If users click on Accept, the Trojan will display another message on the screen:



If users click on Accept once again, the message will disappear from the screen and the computer will reboot. This is the method used by the Trojan to ensure its presence on the system.