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|Effects: ||It infects PE files with EXE and SCR extensions.|
|First detected on:||Oct. 29, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 8, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Pica is a polymorphic virus that creates a dropper type file in the affected computer and infects files with EXE (executable) and SCR (screensaver) extensions.
Pica spreads through the usual means used by viruses, (CD-ROMS, e-mail, Internet downloads, etc.). Furthermore, it also spreads across networks. When it has infected a computer in a network, it enumerates all the shared network drives in order to copy itself to them.
Pica is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any message or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.