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Autorun.INJ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.INJ
Technical name:W32/Autorun.INJ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables options such as Add/Remove Programs, Folder Options or Run of the Start menu, among others, and displays several error messages. It spreads through the system drives, both shared and removable.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 6, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 10, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.INJ is a worm designed to modify the Windows Registry in order to disable the following items, among others:

  • the Add/Remove Programs feature of the Control Panel.
  • Folder Options of the Windows Explorer, which prevents the access to the configuration menu of the folders.
  • Run from the Start menu. This option allows the user to run files in a fast and straight way.

Autorun.INJ spreads through the system drives, both shared and removable. making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Autorun.INJ is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • When it is run, it displays the following message:

  • It displays messages like the following periodically:



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