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It deletes files with several extensions (.DOC, .MP3, .MOV, .ZIP, .JPG, among others) and replaces them with a copy of itself, keeping the same name as the original files. It reaches the computer passing itself off as a Word document in order to deceive users and spreads making copies of itself in all the system.
|First detected on:||May 23, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||May 27, 2008|
Tixcet.A is a worm that deletes files with several extensions and replaces them with a copy of itself keeping the same name as the original files. Among the affected extensions are the following: .DOC, .PPT, .MP3, .MOV, .ZIP and .JPG.
Additionally, it does not allow files to be copied, as it disables the option Paste and contents to be copied, as the text that is copied is not the selected by the user but one selected by the worm.
Tixcet.A reaches the computer passing itself off as a Word document in order to deceive users. It spreads making copies of itself in all the system.
Tixcet.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following symptoms:
- It reaches the computer in a file that has the icon of a Word document, in order to pass itself off as an inoffensive file and deceive users:
- When it is run, the computer is restarted.
- It adds the word CETIX to the Notification area, as can be seen in the following image:
In order to understand better some of the actions carried out by Tixcet.A, an explanatory video is at your disposal.