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Virogen.Asexual (1)

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 12, 1994
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:18 AM
Also Known As:
Mutate.1353
Type:
Virus

Virogen.Asexual (1) is a memory-resident, .com file infecting virus that not only uses encryption for its virus code, but also contains code that allows the virus to change itself during each infection. Infected files will be increased by at least 680 bytes. It is unlikely that a file whose size is under or very close to 680 bytes is infected by this virus.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 12, 1994
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 12, 1994
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Jimmy Shah

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