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HTA.Dropper

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:HTA.Dropper
Technical name:HTML/HTA.Dropper
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It downloads files from the Internet and displays messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:April 20, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

HTA.Dropper is a dropper type Trojan. When it is run, it downloads a file from a website and runs it, opening an MS-DOS window and displaying a message on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

HTA.Dropper is very easy to recognize, as it is run, it displays the following message on screen:

No os asustéis si aparece algo raro más tarde.
Solamente eliminad el archivo update.hta del directorio C:\windos\menú inicio\programas\inicio\
Saludos

Then, HTA.Dropper creates the file UPDATE.HTA, so that and the following message is displayed on screen and it runs in MS-DOS: