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Angelus

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Angelus
Technical name:Trj/Win.Angelus
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan.Win16.Angelus Angelus.F
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It deletes several system files from the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 22, 2003
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:FRANCE

Brief Description 

    

Angelus is a Trojan that, when it activates, it deletes several system files.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Angelus is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer

Once infection has been carried out, the computer may not start or work normally, as system files have been deleted.