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It modifies files with DOC, XLS, CPP, C, H and ASM extensions, rendering them useless. The size of these files is truncated to 0 bytes.
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 8, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Explorezip.N is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the attachment ZIPPED_FILES.EXE.
Explorezip.N modifies files created with certain programs, such as Word, Excel, Power Point , among others.
In addition, Explorezip.N changes the size of files with a DOC, XLS, CPP, C, H and ASM extension. After these files have been modified, they will be 0 bytes in size.
Explorezip.N spreads rapidly via e-mail and across computer networks.
Explorezip.N is very easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen:
The content of the message is the following:
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.