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It displays several annoying messages for the user and prevents the folder settings of the Windows Explorer from being modified. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Nov. 2, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 14, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Astry.A is a Trojan that prevents the user from modifying the folder settings through the option Folder Options of the Windows Explorer.
Additionally, it displays several messages, one of them displayed when starting the computer and the other at certain hours scheduled by the Trojan.
Astry.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.
Astry.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:
- When the computer is started, the following message is displayed:
- At certain scheduled hours, the following image is displayed:
The hours when this image is displayed are:
- It modifies the information of the section View in Folder Options of the Windows Explorer: