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|Effects: ||It changes some of the parameters in Internet Explorer.
|First detected on:|
|Detection updated on:||June 3, 2003|
KillCMOS is a Trojan that deletes the settings menu on computers. By doing this, the customized settings will be replaced with the factory settings.
This action can be either harmless or very dangerous for the affected computer.
For example, when the settings are deleted, the password that protects the configuration of the user’s computer will also be deleted. Therefore, any user will be able to access the settings menu and change the BIOS values.
KillCMOS does not use any specific means to spread.
KillCMOS is very easy to identify, as when it is run the following message is displayed on screen:
- KiLLCMOS v1.0 DeathBoy KoASP[NuKE/GenX]
1996 KoASP Products Unlimited
Continuous Beeping typically means Successful CMOS KiLL
You must Reboot Your computer for the effect
In addition, on deleting the CMOS memory, it changes some data on the computer, such as the date, time, disk drives installed and characteristics of the memory and circuit board, among others. By doing this, the time will be 00:00 and the date January 1st.