July 6, 2007

Talking Trojan Deletes PC Files

A new Trojan has been talking PCs into being infected, while it simultaneously deletes all the files on the computer and gets away by wishing you a nice day.


Image Source: Sophos Plc

The BotVoice.A Trojan, detected by PandaLabs, uses Windows text reader to say, "You have been infected I repeat you have been infected and your system files have been deleted. Sorry. Have a nice day and bye bye."

These comments are repeated in a loop as the trojan tries to delete all the files in the computer's hard disk. It also renders computers unusable as it modifies the Windows registry so that none of the programs installed on the computer nor the task manager can be run. It also disables the Windows registry editor in order to safeguard its actions.

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