Threat Description

AntiCAD

Details

Aliases:AntiCAD, Plastique,Invader,HM2
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This group of viruses is derived from the Jerusalem virus, but they have been significantly modified. They are longer, 2576, 2900, 3004, 3012 and four 4096 byte variants. Two of the 4096 byte variants are also known as "Invader". The 4096-byte variants also contain code for infecting the boot sector. The reason the viruses are also known as AntiCAD is thet they are targeted against the AutoCAD program. When a program named ACAD.EXE is run or sometimes when Ctrl-Alt-Del is pressed, the virus will activate, overwriting data on floppy disks and hard disks, as well as garbling the contents of the CMOS.

See also Jerusalem.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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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