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 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



- 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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