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VCL.Pearl Harbour.959

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 8, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:24 AM
Type:
Virus

VCL.Pearl Harbour.959 is an encrypted variant of the DOS virus VCL.Pearl Harbour. The name of the virus is based on its payload. This virus searches for executable files. When it finds an executable file, it creates a copy of itself with the same file name, but with the .com extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 8, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 8, 2001
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 8, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 8, 2001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: Neal Hindocha

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