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Format.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Format.A
Technical name:PSP/Format.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It passes itself off as a tool for running unsigned code in the PSP console, but in fact it deletes key files for its correct functioning.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:Oct. 4, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Format.A is a Trojan that pretends to be a tool developed to run unsigned code in the console PSP (PlayStation Portable). However, when it is run, it deletes key files for the correct functioning of the console, which as a result, will not be able to start up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Format.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.