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November_17th.768

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 15, 1995
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:59:20 AM
Type:
Virus

The November_17th .768 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 system files, .com files with a size greater than 60,000 bytes, or files that have the file name Scan or Clean.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 15, 1995
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 15, 1995
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 15, 1995
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 15, 1995
  • 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
Writeup By: SARC Engineer

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