Winkiller.A Trojan Virus?
|The Winkiller.A trojan was spread
mostly through E-Groups and a few other discussion lists as a file
called X1.exe. The program once it is executed prevents the computer
from booting again by replacing critical Microsoft Windows files with
its own files and editing the Win.ini file and disabling it.
damage is done, it displays a "Readme" box with the following text:
YOU MAY NOT KNOT. YOU ARE INFECTED WITH
X1 VIRUS. YOUR COMPUTER AND FILES WILL BE
SPARED AS LONG AS YOU DON'T RESTART YOUR
COMPUTER!! TO OBTAIN A CURE, SEND A MESSAGE TO
THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
YOUR REQUEST WILL BE ANSWERED SHORTLY.
Files are Replaced or Deleted?
replaces the following critical Windows files with a copy of its file:
disables the WIN.INI file by adding comments (;) in front of most
commands, and reduces the size of the file to 1K.
to Clean/Delete the Winkiller trojan?
noticed that the size of win.com in your computer is reduced to 1Kb and
you detect this Trojan in your system, please do the following:
Reboot Your Computer Before Completing These Instructions)
the following files with a clean ones from a clean computer
Type WIN.INI and hit the ENTER key.
all the comments( ; ) at the start of each line of WIN.INI.
- Save the
changes made to win.ini.
Now update your anti-virus program
and scan for the virus.
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