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|Effects: ||It deletes the content of files created with certain programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point. It also deletes files with C, CPP, H and ASM extensions, truncating their size to 0 bytes.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
ExploreZip.Pak is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the attached file ZIPPED_FILES.EXE.
ExploreZip.Pak modifies files created with certain programs, such as Word, Excel and Power Point, among others.
In addition, ExploreZip.Pak deletes the content of files with DOC, XLS, PPT, C, CPP, H and ASM extensions. Once the files are affected, the worm truncates their size to 0 bytes.
ExploreZip.Pak spreads rapidly via e-mail and through computer networks.
ExploreZip.Pak is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen:
This message contains the following text:
Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive. If this file is part of a ZIP format backup set, insert the last disk of the backup set and try again. Please press F1 for help.