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Nostalga

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nostalga
Technical name:Trj/Nostalga
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 5, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Trojan/Nostalga is a Trojan designed to modify the configuration of the system on which it is executed. It is contained in a compressed executable file (PE - Portable Executable).

Visible Symptoms 

    

When it is executed, Trojan/Nostalga makes a copy of the SYSTEM.INI file in the C:\Windows\Temp folder under the name SYSTEM1.INI.

In addition, it creates a file called NOSTALGA.BAT in C:\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup. However, if this folder does not exist, the file will not be created.