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Alma.2156

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Alma.2156
Technical name:Alma.2156
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

First detected on:June 10, 2004
Detection updated on:June 10, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Alma.2156 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Alma.2156 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.

 

Alma.2156 uses the following infection strategies:

  • Overwriting: it deletes the content of infected files and substitutes it with its code. Therefore, these files will be unusable and cannot be restored. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.