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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sachiel.H

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sachiel.H
Technical name:W32/Sachiel.H.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It deletes system tools. It spreads creating a copy of itself in the floppy drive.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 6, 2005
Detection updated on:May 6, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sachiel.H is a worm that deletes several system tools, preventing users from accessing to those. An example is the file REGEDIT.EXE, which is used to edit the Windows Registry.

It spreads by trying to create copies of itself in floppy disks which are in the floppy drive.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sachiel.H is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as the following message is displayed on screen whenever it is run: