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Sachiel

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sachiel
Technical name:W32/Sachiel.C
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm.Win32.Sachiel.C, W32/Sachiel.worm.d
Type:Worm
Effects:  It tries to copy itself to the A drive (floppy disk drive) under a random name.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 7, 2002
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sachiel is a resident type worm that tries to copy itself to the A drive (floppy disk drive) under any of the following names: MARITTSA.JPG.SCR, 3RIMPACT.BAT, VIDAMIA.JPG.SCR, INFORMES.TXT.PIF and OVNIS45.JPG.SCR.

It is easy to be infected by Sachiel as it reaches the computers through many different means: e-mails with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Sachiel has infected your computer is the following error message displayed on screen when a file is opened: