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SillyC.512

Discovered:
February 7, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:15 AM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.DirActCom
Type:
Virus

SillyC.512 is a very simple virus. When it is executed, it enters a FindFirst/FindNext loop, looking for .com files that exist in the same directory as the virus. It then infects all .com files that it finds.

The virus contains a bug that causes infected files to crash. However, the bug will not be encountered until the end of the viral code. Therefore, this virus is able to replicate.

NOTE: This virus is detected as Bloodhound.DirActCom by virus definitions that are dated earlier than February 8, 2002.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 8, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 8, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 8, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha
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