W32.Flita


Aliases: W32/Flita.worm
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Virus

Status: Inactive
Spreading: Slow
Geographical info: Some parts of Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 02 Jan 2003
Damage: Low

Characteristics: The W32.Flita virus was first discovered on January 2, 2003. It primarily infects Windows Systems: the Windows 2000, 95, 98, Me, NT and XP. This virus was written in the Borland Delphi programming language. The infection this virus gives is spread through the floppy disks.

More details about W32.Flita

The W32.Flita virus replicates itself as A:\Amigos.exe and C:\Windows\System\Msn.exe. Then, it adds a value to the system registry key so whenever the Windows starts, the virus runs. There were specific dates that this virus suggested to delete files based on the code. It deleted files from particular folders last December 31, 2002 and July 7, 2007. This means that the virus does no longer exist unless there is another version of it that was newly created. So, to protect your computer against this virus in case it rises once more, knowledge on how this virus occurs should be known.

The W32.Flita application may have a rookit functionality. This allows the backdoor Trojan program to run undetected in the computer. This rootkit functionality of the program allows it to rename its files. This makes the application hard to manually remove and detect. It may also disable anti-malware applications of the computer. This allows the W32.Flita program to perform its function while avoiding termination.