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 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.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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