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It deletes all files and directories in C: and displays MS-DOS windows.
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 18, 2002|
Kilonce is a dangerous worm whose presence on the system is difficult to recognize, since it spreads across networks, creating unrestricted shares on affected computers.
The worm carries out its most destructive action on December 13. On that date, Kilonce modifies the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, in order to delete every file and directory in the C: drive on the next system startup.
Kilonce is difficult to recognize at first sight, because it spreads across networks.
The first symptom of infection is a slow-down in the computer's functioning. This is due to the fact that Kilonce continuously searches for files and processes.
Furthermore, on Windows XP/2000 computers, the worm launches MS-DOS windows every now and then as if they were scheduled tasks.
On trying to run files REGEDIT.EXE or MSCONFIG.EXE, the worm displays the following window on the screen: