Threat Description

Bomber

Details

Aliases:Bomber, Commander Bomber
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Bomber is a complicated virus, which is not known to be in the wild. It stays resident in memory and infects COM files when they are executed.

Bomber contains the following unencrypted text strings:

COMMANDER BOMBER WAS HERE
  [DAME] [DAME]

Bomber inserts its code in the middle of the host file and builds a complicated series of branching commands to transfer the flow of the program to the virus code, which is unencrypted. The detection of such virus would force some scanners to scan the whole file from the beginning to the end - which would be enough to make them unusably slow.

Bomber contains routines which generate random code, which are inserted into random positions in the host file. These fragments are linked by a series of complicated branching commands. Almost all legal 80x86 instructions are used in these code fragments, making Bomber a difficult virus to detect efficiently.

One_Half virus uses a similar infection method.



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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