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Virus Encyclopedia

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hunch

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:hunch
Technical name:W32/Hunch
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm_Hunch
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

W32/Hunch is a worm that uses e-mail to spread. Its most destructive action consists of modifying the AUTOEXEC.BAT file in order to format the infected computer's hard disk.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Once the attached file is run, it copies itself to the Windows\System directory under three names: MSWORD.EXE, THWIN.EXE and %name of the attached file%.

 

W32/Hunch also adds a routine to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file in order to format drive C: on the next system startup.

 

Finally, it displays the following image on the screen: