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November_17th.800.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:54 AM
Also Known As:
Jan1, Int83.800, BigMouse, November, 800
Type:
Virus

The November_17th .800.A virus is a simple .COM and .EXE file infector that infects files as they are executed, opened, or in the process of having their file attributes changed.

This virus contains a routine to prevent itself from infecting any file with the name of SCAN or CLEAN, system files, and .COM files with a size greater than 60,000 bytes.

When the virus activates, it overwrites the first 8 sectors of the current drive.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
  • 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

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