Threat Description

Alfons

Details

Aliases:Alfons, Alfo, Iuta99
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a destructive virus which was reported to be heavily in the wild in Israel in early 1996. It was also found in the wild in Finland in December 1996.

The virus activates on random dates. When this happens, it will display this text and overwrites drive C:

Alfons !
  Synchronizing drive C: (Do not interrupt this operation !):  100%
  Done.

A later, 1536 byte variant is also known.



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.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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