Threat Description

Cpw

Details

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

Summary



There are several variants of this virus. The original variant contained the following text:

Este programa fue hecho en Chile en 1992 por CPW.

It also had an activation routine: by random, it started to replace the characters typed from the keyboard so that the text was replaced with a sentence: "You are here CPW!". This effect stopped if user pressed Alt-anything.

Cpw is a retro-virus and will delete SCAN.EXE if it's attempted to run.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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.



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