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It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
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.
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: