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Sevic

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sevic
Technical name:Trj/Sevic
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It only affects computers with a Windows operating system in English. It prevents users form accessing the affected computers and displays an obscene image in any computer, regardless the operating system.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sevic is a dangerous Trojan that only affects computers with the Windows operating system in English. When Sevic affects these computers, it displays an image on screen and prevents users from accessing the computer.

Sevic displays an obscene GIF image with two black silhouttes on screen the first time it is run, regardless the operating system.

Sevic does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sevic is easy to recognize, as it displays an animated GIF image, with two black silhouttes and obscene content, regardless the operating system.

However, if the affected computer has a Windows operating system in English installed, Sevic displays the following image on screen in order to prevent users from accessing the computer: