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  • Swati,

    the name is Brontok and not Brontox.

    The Brontok worm is a computer worm that affects computers running Microsoft Windows. It spreads by sending itself to email addresses harvested from the affected computer. Variants of the Brontok worm include:

    Brontok.A
    Brontok.B
    Brontok.C
    Brontok.D
    Brontok.F
    Brontok.G
    Brontok.H
    Brontok.I
    Brontok.K
    Brontok.Q

    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:19 PM
  • hey thanx sanket....

    but can u tell me from where did this virus originate?

    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:21 PM
  • Brontok Virus came from Indonesia.

    The virus/email itself contains a message in Indonesian (and some broken English). When translated, this reads:

     [By: H [REMOVED] Community] -- stop the collapse in this country --

    1. Try the Hoodlums, the Smugglers, the Bribers, the gamblers, & drugs
    Port (Send to "Nusakambangan") --

    2.Stop Free Sex, Abortion, & Prostitution

    3.Stop (sea and river pollution), forest burning, & wild hunting.

    4.SAY NO TO DRUGS!!! - THE END IS NEAR -

    Inspired by: (Spizaetus Cirrhatus) that is almost extinct [By: H [REMOVED] unity --

    It also contains a JavaScript pop-up.

    The worm also carried out a ping flood attack on two websites: israel.gov.il and playboy.com. This virus may be an example of Hacktivism.


    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:26 PM
  • found your explanation very interesting

    now u have wet my appetite so can u also explain how does this virus work?


    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:37 PM
  • hey ma'am. u r asking good questions. here goes answer for your question.


    Brontok Virus came from Indonesia. When Brontok is first run, it copies itself to the user's application data directory. It then sets itself to start up with Windows, by creating a registry entry in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key. It disables the Windows Registry Editor and modifies Windows Explorer settings. It removes the option of "Folder Options" in the Tools menu so that the hidden files, where it is concealed, are not easily accessible to the user. It also turns off Windows firewall. In some variants, when a window is found containing certain strings in the window title, the computer reboots. Using its own mailing engine, it sends itself to email addresses it finds on the computer, even faking the own user's email address as the sender. The computer also restarts when trying to open MS Dos in Windows and Downloading Files from the Internet. It also pop ups an Internet browser which is located in the my pictures folder.
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:39 PM
  • can this virus be detected by anti virus softwares?
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 6:03 PM
  • Yes.

    Sophos and BitDefender can easily detect it.
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 6:06 PM

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  • Swati,

    the name is Brontok and not Brontox.

    The Brontok worm is a computer worm that affects computers running Microsoft Windows. It spreads by sending itself to email addresses harvested from the affected computer. Variants of the Brontok worm include:

    Brontok.A
    Brontok.B
    Brontok.C
    Brontok.D
    Brontok.F
    Brontok.G
    Brontok.H
    Brontok.I
    Brontok.K
    Brontok.Q

    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:19 PM
  • hey thanx sanket....

    but can u tell me from where did this virus originate?

    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:21 PM
  • Brontok Virus came from Indonesia.

    The virus/email itself contains a message in Indonesian (and some broken English). When translated, this reads:

     [By: H [REMOVED] Community] -- stop the collapse in this country --

    1. Try the Hoodlums, the Smugglers, the Bribers, the gamblers, & drugs
    Port (Send to "Nusakambangan") --

    2.Stop Free Sex, Abortion, & Prostitution

    3.Stop (sea and river pollution), forest burning, & wild hunting.

    4.SAY NO TO DRUGS!!! - THE END IS NEAR -

    Inspired by: (Spizaetus Cirrhatus) that is almost extinct [By: H [REMOVED] unity --

    It also contains a JavaScript pop-up.

    The worm also carried out a ping flood attack on two websites: israel.gov.il and playboy.com. This virus may be an example of Hacktivism.


    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:26 PM
  • found your explanation very interesting

    now u have wet my appetite so can u also explain how does this virus work?


    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:37 PM
  • hey ma'am. u r asking good questions. here goes answer for your question.


    Brontok Virus came from Indonesia. When Brontok is first run, it copies itself to the user's application data directory. It then sets itself to start up with Windows, by creating a registry entry in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key. It disables the Windows Registry Editor and modifies Windows Explorer settings. It removes the option of "Folder Options" in the Tools menu so that the hidden files, where it is concealed, are not easily accessible to the user. It also turns off Windows firewall. In some variants, when a window is found containing certain strings in the window title, the computer reboots. Using its own mailing engine, it sends itself to email addresses it finds on the computer, even faking the own user's email address as the sender. The computer also restarts when trying to open MS Dos in Windows and Downloading Files from the Internet. It also pop ups an Internet browser which is located in the my pictures folder.
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:39 PM
  • can this virus be detected by anti virus softwares?
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 6:03 PM
  • Yes.

    Sophos and BitDefender can easily detect it.
    Saturday, September 8, 2007 6:06 PM