OF MINIZIP WORM
Virus Name : Worm.MiniZip
Alias : I-Worm.MiniZip,
Virus type : Internet
level : Low
MiniZip is a compressed variant
of the original ExploreZip worm, it uses
standard e-mail software such as Outlook, Outlook
Express and Exchange to spread. It infects
Windows 95/98/NT systems and damages the data. It
searches for the files with extensions doc, xls,
ppt, h, asm, c, cpp in the local hard drives and
mapped drives and reduces the file size to zero
byte. So it is impossible to recover the data
from the infected files. It will infect other
networked computers too.
worm uses two techniques to spread. First one is
automatic email reply to the mail senders. This
makes the virus to spread rapidly. It will send
an email attachment "zipped_files.exe"
with the content "Hi <Name>! I
received your email and I shall send you a reply
ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached
zipped docs ".
method is infecting networked computers. If one
system is infected, it will spread easily by
dropping a file "_setup.exe". Once
rebooted it will copy itself to
"explore.exe". To protect networked
computers, you should check all the systems at
How can I protect my
Solo has incorporated minizip in its signature file to
protect users from this worm attack. Solo
antivirus registered users are already protected
from this worm. Make sure that you have installed
registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect
your system from all virus threats.
to remove this worm?
can check the system manually. This worm creates
"explore.exe" in windows system folder.
The presence of "explore.exe" ensures
you are infected with this worm.
you are already infected with this worm, you can
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