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VCL.Pearl Harbour.959

Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 8, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:37:24 AM

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 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: Neal Hindocha

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