Threat Description

4870 Overwriting

Details

Aliases:4870 Overwriting
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a primitive virus, which simply infects programs by overwriting (and destroying) them, but with an interesting twist.

The original virus is LZEXE packed, but this is not simply a method of hiding the first generation sample - the virus maintains the packing in all succeeding generations.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



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