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 Disinfection

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

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








Technical Details: Analysis based on report by Paul Glanville


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