Threat Description

Dodgy

Details

Aliases: Dodgy, Ravage
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Dodgy is a simple boot sector virus. The only special thing about is that it is able to spread under both DOS and Windows 95.

When Dodgy activates it will display this text:

RAVage is wiping data! RP&muRPhy

After this the virus will overwrite most of data on the hard drive.

Dodgy has been reported to be in the wild during fall 1997.



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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