Magistr Virus Information and Help
Magistr Virus and How Did I Get It?
When the virus attacks, it infects Windows System files then sends infected files via the address books of MS Outlook, Outlook Express, and Netscape Navigator. Because the Magistr trojan virus can mass email itself it can spread quickly. Unfortunately it is hard to detect because it changes the email's subject line, body, and attached file names with each new infection.
It infects .EXE and .SCR files It is capable of searching for all local drives, mapped network drives, and shared directories having full access privileges and infects Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME directories and files.
It adds the registry entry below:
with the key:
<Virus Name> = "<Path to Virus>\<Virus Name>.EXE"
When Does the Destructive Payload Hit?
the computer has been infected for one month and at least 100 people
have been sent an infected file, and if at least three files contain at
least three examples from the following list:
One month after the initial infection, in Windows 9X systems, it erases CMOS data, erases Flash BIOS, and wipes out the hard drive. These destructive payloads do not affect computers in Windows NT or Windows 2000 environments. It will also display the following message:
If the computer has been infected for two months, then on odd days the desktop icons are repositioned whenever the mouse pointer approaches them, giving the impression that the icons are running away from the mouse.
If the computer has been infected for three months, the infected file is deleted.
How to Clean/Delete the Magistr Virus?
There are currently two variations of the Magistr virus (A and B), each has its own cleaner that can be run to find and delete the virus. Click below to download an automatic cleaner for each version.
If you are unsure of what version of the Magistr virus your computer is infected with, click below to run the online virus utility and scan your system.
Please learn how to UPDATE YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE and run a thorough system scan.
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