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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Vote.C

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Vote.C
Technical name:W32/Vote.C
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It formats the C: drive, drops a trojan virus in the system and overwrites files with a HTM or HTML extension. It also changes the home page in Internet Explorer. It displays a series of windows.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Vote.C is a worm that spreads in a file called WTC.EXE attached to an e-mail message with the subject Fwd: Peace BeTweeN AmeriCa And IsLaM !.

Vote.C carries out the following destructive actions in the computer:

  • It formats the C: drive, in other words, deletes its content.
  • It changes the home page in Internet Explorer in order to download a trojan (Trjan/PSW.Barrio.50) to the system.
  • It overwrites files with a HTM or HTML extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The first clear indication that you have received Vote.C is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Fwd: Peace BeTweeN AmeriCa And IsLaM !
  • Message:
    Hi
    iS iT A waR Against AmeriCa Or IsLaM!?
    Let's Vote To Live in Peace!
  • Attachments:
    WTC.EXE

Once the infection has been carried out, Vote.C displays the following messages:

Vote.C is programmed to shut down the computer if the user clicks on the  OK button in this window.