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Reboot.Ins

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Reboot.Ins
Technical name:Trj/Reboot.ins
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It  causes the computer to restart.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 5, 2003
Detection updated on:Dec. 2, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Reboot.Ins is a Trojan that restarts the computer after carrying out its infection. However, is does not carry out any destructive effects.

Reboot.Ins uses the libraries of Visual Basic.5 to carry out its actions and if these libraries are not installed, this virus will not carry out its actions. In addition, Reboot.Ins does not work in computers that have the operating systems  Windows NT or Windows 2000 installed.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that Reboot.Ins has infected a computer is that it restarts for no apparent reason.

In addition, Reboot.Ins does not carry out its actions in computers with the operating systems Windows NT or Windows 2000 installed. If it tries to infect computers running these operating systems, Reboot.Ins displays the following message on screen: