Following the arrest of Jun Li (creator ofthe W32.Fujacks or "Panda" worm) by the Hubei Police on February 3rd,the police promised to make an example of the virus author. To thatend, the police announced in early February that they were going tohave the virus creator write a program to remove this virus and repairthe damage done by it.
On March 27th we obtained a copy of the removal tool created by Li.Naturally we were curious about the effectiveness of the tool againstthe variants of the threat that were found in the wild.
When the tool is executed, the user is presented with a message from Li himself:
The message contains an apology and an explanation that he createdthe worm for research. He ends with a warning to beware of futurethreats (from others), and to take the necessary precautions. Li alsoacknowledges that...