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MacGyver (2)

Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 18, 1993
February 13, 2007 11:36:04 AM
Also Known As:
MacGyver.2803.b, MCGY.2803.c

MacGyver (2) is a small, memory-resident virus that infects only .exe files. Changes that it makes to an infected file's size are hidden during directory searches in DOS (for example, dir c:\*.*).

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 31, 1993
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 31, 1993
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 31, 1993
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 31, 1993
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: SARC Engineer

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