Threat Description

Digress

Details

Aliases:Digress
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Digress is a multipartite virus. When an infected file is executed, the virus will infect the MBR of the hard drive. After next boot, virus will load resident from the MBR and infect all accessed COM and EXE files that are shorter than 64kB or so.

Digress was reported to be in the wild in the USA in September 1995.



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: Analysis based on report by Paul Glanville


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