This virus was started in 2005, so as viruses go they are quite old, they enter your system on an incoming mail with an attached. Exe file. If you open this file, it activates the virus and while it does not actually harm your data or computer they are not good to have. No virus is and it should be removed. This can be done manually or with anti virus tools.
First seen in 2005, these enter your computer, the same way they get out, through your email. It is attached to an email in an. Exe file and when the file is opened, this unleashes the virus on your computer. Fortunately your data and computer won't be harmed, but Win32 should be isolated and removed. This can be done with virus software tools or manually.
Otherwise known as the HAPP99. EXE, this is one of the Win32 Trojans. It has an inoffensive enough harm and after all it only causes a fireworks display. It spreads really quickly by people who don't know they are sending it and by the same token, it is highly unlikely you will know that you are sending it to someone else.
Two files are created in the system folder, the SKA. EXE & SKA. DLL. Files. One modifies your files and the other allows the virus to do its work. Effectively it kind of mutates and turns into another version of the file and happily attaches itself to your outgoing mails that you spread it unawares.
Just like all viruses and all Trojans, Win32 is a sneaky little "b", and although it is not nearly as harmful to your equipment and won't crash your computer, ruin programs or allow anyone to view your private information it can cause a mail server to become overloaded. As it attaches itself to newsgroups, if the email lists are very long, it can clog up a server for what seems like an eternity.
There is also the probability that other viruses will attach to the Win32. This is when some real problems can be experienced. It happens easily as Win32 gets passed around a great deal without anyone knowing.
Manual removal of Win32 through DOS is relatively simple. There must be some of you out there who remember DOS? Firstly, you know if your computer has the virus if you see a lovely fireworks display when you send an email. Getting rid of it is just a matter of finding it and making it ineffective. That way, you can't be responsible for infecting any other computers.
Third party, and far more dangerous viruses can attach to a Win32, and in instances like this, your information will be compromised and mutations can occur. The only solution is to get rid of any Win32 viruses before this can happen.
Removing the Win32 Vundo Virus is important to make sure that your computer is running well.