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|Alias:||Trojan/Pokey,, I-Worm/Pikachu, Trojan/Pokemon, Pokey, Pokemon, Troj_Pokey.A, W32.Pokemon.Worm, WIN32/Pikachu.32768|
|Effects: ||It deletes all the files from the following directories: C:\ Windows and C:\ Windows\ System|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 8, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||SPAIN|
Pikachu is an Internet worm that spreads mainly through e-mail, using the application Outlook. The virus reaches computer in an e-mail message that contains an attachment with an icon. This icon might trick users into thinking that it is a program related to the popular character of the video game Pokemon.
The aim of Pikachu is to delete all the files the user has in the following directories:
- C:\ Windows
- C:\ Windows\ System
However, in order to carry out its action, Pikachu needs:
- The libraries for running programs in Visual Basic 6 (MSVBVM60.DLL, etc…) to be installed.
- The user to select Yes (Y) when the following warning message appears on screen
A clear indication that Pikachu has reached your computer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
Pikachu from Pokemon Theme have some friendly words to say. Visit Pikachu at
This file has the following icon:
In addition, Pikachu sends itself out to the e- mail addresses in Outlook's Address Book. While the message is being sent out, the worm displays a window with an image featuring the character of the video game Pokemon, Pikachu. This character seems to invite users to visit a website.