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Pub.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pub.A
Technical name:VBS/Pub.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Pub.A is a virus that reaches computers in e-mail messages, via the Internet, floppy disks, etc. Pub.A spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs. It has damaging effects on the affected computer.

Pub.A has these characteristics:

  • It infects files with an extension that starts with HT. This virus adds its code to the file.
  • It infects script files, which are programs written in programming languages such as Visual Basic Script, JavaScript, PHP, etc.


Pub.A shows these infection strategies: