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|Alias:||Win95/Kuang2, W95/Weird.10240, W32/Weird.10240.B|
|Effects: ||It leaves affected computer vulnerable and increases the size of the files it infects.
|First detected on:||June 22, 1999|
|Detection updated on:||June 3, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Weird is a virus that reaches computers in a PE file, which can also act as a backdoor type Trojan.
Weird goes memory resident and at regular intervals, it looks for files to infect. It infects files by copying its code to them, increasing their size by 10240 bytes.
Weird can also establish a connection from the affected computer to another computer. This will leave the affected computer vulnerable to remote attacks.
Weird is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.