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|Effects: ||It changes the appearance of the screen, prevents the mouse form working correctly, disables certain antivirus programs, opens the Internet browser and disables the Windows Task Manager.|
|First detected on:||May 29, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 15, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||HUNGARY|
Auric is a worm whose effects are more annoying than damaging, as after it has infected a computer:
It makes it difficult to move the mouse, so that the user cannot place it on the toolbar.
It changes the color of the windows.
Every so often, it opens the CD-ROM tray.
It creates files on the Windows desktop.
It disables the Windows Task Manager.
It opens the Internet browser at the page www.ofspring.com.
It detects and disables certain antivirus programs.
Auric spreads rapidly via e-mail, IRC channels and P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs.
Auric is easy to recognize, as it completely changes the appearance of the screen. It can appear as follows, for example: