Alldelete.C is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It causes information loss:
multimedia files; different types of documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc; it indiscriminately deletes random files.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Alldelete.C does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.