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Cesspool.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cesspool.A
Technical name:Trj/Cesspool.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It changes the system date. It can also impede the system shutdown. 

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:April 13, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Cesspool.A is a Trojan that changes the system date and time to 07/01/1984 00:00:00.

In addition, Cesspool.A can be run when the computer is started and it can impede the system shutdown by running itself once and again.

Cesspool.A 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 

    

Cesspool.A is easy to recognize once it has affected a computer, as it displays the following MS-DOS window for a few seconds:

Then, it displays a marquee type screensaver with the following text:

I am virus CESSPOOL. Forgive I live but itself on your computer.

In order to return to normal work, push any key.