Threat Description

Claws

Details

Aliases: Claws
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is an encrypted resident infector of EXE files. It infects files when run and also stays resident and infects when other files are accessed. Amount of free memory is not decreased.

Virus contains this text:

     CLAWS (C)1994-95 WereWolf

Virus is encrypted with a variable 32-bit key. It deletes checksum databases belonging to several different antivirus packages.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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