Aliases: W32/Chuzy-A [Sophos]
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Virus

Status: active
Spreading: Low
Geographical info: Low
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 22 Aug 2008
Damage: Low

Characteristics: The W32.Chuzy virus infects executable files on the computer in order to spread itself. As such, this virus should be removed immediately before important registry or system files are contaminated.

More details about W32.Chuzy

The W32.Chuzy program, also known as “Chuzy virus”, is a virus that infects executable files on the compromised computer. This is usually installed on PC's registry without user's consent. It creates corrupt svchost.exe and fyzywclass files using large amount of system resources causing unreliable computer performance. According to some reports, this virus is usually found on a lot of porn sites or any related adult sites, SPAM emails, shareware programs and P2P programs. Being installed without the user’s consent, this virus may steal secret information and damage windows system files! The presence of this virus in a system is exhibited by several signs and symptoms.

Computers infected by this program show irritating adult bulk pop up advertisements which cannot be prevented by pop-up blockers. There may also be unknown processes running in Windows task list. You may also hear unusual error beeps from computer tower. Desktop shortcuts, system tray icons, and background wallpaper are always changed. Windows tends to be slow and there are decreased start ups and reboots. Your browser homepage, error page and search page may also be replaced with abnormal website. And lastly, you may also see the "Blue Screen Of Death." This is usually caused by corrupt dll's, registry keys and Windows files.