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  3. Ph33r.1332


Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:52:11 AM
Also Known As:

The Ph33r is a memory-resident virus that infects .COM and .EXE files when they are run and when they are copied, infecting both the original .COM or .EXE file and the copy.

The virus does not infect .COM and .EXE files which have the letters AN, AV, or OT in the file name.

The virus also attempts to hide itself from the Central Point AntiVirus program by changing options in the programs Central Point AntiVirus and PC Tools versions 8.0 and later, to disable selected features in the Vsafe and Vwatch components.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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