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Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Deldir.A
Technical name:Trj/Deldir.A
Threat level:Medium
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It indiscriminately deletes files on the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 6, 2003
Detection updated on:Dec. 13, 2009

Brief Description 


Deldir.A is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.


It causes information loss: it indiscriminately deletes random files.


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