Threat Description

Brenda

Details

Aliases: Brenda
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M

Summary



W97M/Brenda is a simple Word 97 class infector. This virus makes lots of changes in the registry of the infected system.

The changes are:



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



- Name of "My Computer" is replaced with "Little Miss Nick"

- If the machine has WinZip it is registered to "Nick FitzGerald the queen"

- The game "Hearts" is renamed to "NicKKK"

- A new user account is added with the name of Asexual

- Label of drive C: is changed to "n0nuts"

Nick Fitzgerald used to be the editor of the Virus Bulletin magazine.

He has nothing to do with the virus.





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva & Miika Lehikoinen, F-Secure


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