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Balleig

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Balleig
Technical name:Trj/Balleig
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Its main aim is to take control of the affected computer and allow other users to control it.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Nov. 25, 2002
Detection updated on:Nov. 25, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Balleig is a Trojan with the following characteristics:

  • It affects computers with any of the following operating systems: Windows XP/2000/NT.
  • It deletes all the files in the Windows and Windows system directories (for instance WindowsSystem, and System 32).
  • It displays three windows on the screen before deleting the files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Balleig displays the following windows. This is a clear indication that infection has already taken place: 

Then, once these windows have been displayed, Balleig deletes all the files in the Windows and Windows system folders.