Threat Description

Cerebrus

Details

Aliases:Cerebrus
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a direct action infector of Windows executables.



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



When an infected file is executed, the virus takes control, searches for Windows .EXE files in current directory and writes itself to the end of the file.

While spreading, the virus generates a copy of every infected file, with an EVE extension. For example, a directory with infected PROGRAM.EXE will also have PROGRAM.EVE.

The virus has a trigger routine that just beeps by PC speaker when virus takes control.

Virus contains these texts:

  MURKRY/IkX
  CEREBRUS
  The three head guardian, is in your computer, fear no more

This virus is written by the IKX group.





Description Created: Eugene Kaspersky


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