Threat Description

Bait

Details

Aliases: Bait
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Bait-virus was found in Finland during spring 1994. When an infected file is executed, it will infect several COM files in the current directory and change the working directory to \DOS. Infected files will grow by 425 bytes.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details



The virus encrypts itself with a variable 16-bit key, but the decryption routine is constant, so this virus can be detected with a search string.

The following text is found underneath the encryption:

        Bait Virus 2.0. Finland (C) 1994 JH





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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