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 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.



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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