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This file infector infects by inserting its code to unused space in host files.
This file infector drops the following file(s) in the Windows Startup folder to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:
Other System Modifications
This file infector adds the following registry entries as part of its installation routine:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MicrosoftMicrosoft = 1
This file infector does the following:
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.
Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by PE_LICAT.SM-O
Identify and terminate files detected as PE_LICAT.SM-O
To terminate the malware/grayware process:
Delete this registry value
Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.
To delete the registry value this malware/grayware created:
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as PE_LICAT.SM-O. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.
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