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Fix.2001

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fix.2001
Technical name:W32/Fix.2001
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm.Fix2001, Fix2001.exe, Fix2001, W95/Backdoor.Fix2001, W32/Fix, Troj_Fix2001
Type:Virus
Effects:  Under certain circumstances it can format the hard drive.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 26, 2001
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Fix.2001 is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following subject: Internet problem year 2000.

This message tries to trick users into running the attached file by making them believe that it solves the year 2000 problem. However, when the file is run, Fix.2001 displays a message informing the user that the update does not need to be performed and sends itself out by e-mail.

The effects of Fix.2001 are considered dangerous because under certain circumstances it can format the hard drive of the infected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear sign that you have received  Fix.2001 is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Sender:
    Administrador
  • Subject:
    Internet problem year 2000

For more information on the message that arrives with Fix.2001, see the section Means of transmission.

When the file attached to Fix.2001 is run a message will appear indicating that the Internet connection does not need to be updated for 2000:

Your Internet Connection is already Y2K, you dont need to upgrade it.