Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 9, 1994
February 13, 2007 11:51:05 AM

Chill is a common .COM infecting file that contains a destructive routine designed to format parts of the first physical hard drive (80h); however, this routine never seems to execute. Upon execution of an infected file, the virus loads itself into memory and stays there.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • 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
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