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Fonx (1)

Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 12, 1996
February 13, 2007 11:55:23 AM
Also Known As:
Fonx.1867, Yong-Ga-Ri.1867, Hickup.1867

The Fonx (1) virus is a memory-resident, .com and .exe file-infecting virus that not only uses encryption for its virus code, but also contains code that allows the virus to change itself during each infection. Files infected by this virus are increased in size by approximately 1500 to 2000 bytes. The virus also formats the hard drive and reboots the computer after it has installed itself 10 times.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 12, 1996
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 11, 2018 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 12, 1996
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 12, 2018 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Jimmy Shah

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