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CODE 9811

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 20, 1998
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:48:22 AM
Type:
Virus

This virus spreads from application to application. When an infected application is launched, it searches for another application to infect and copies itself into that application. The contents of the original file are copied to an invisible file in the same folder whose name is composed of arbitrary upper case letters. The infected application also attempts to delete anti-virus software it finds in the default volume's root folder, or in the System, Control Panels, or Extensions folders.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Lee Gummerman

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