Threat Description

DuBois

Details

Aliases:DuBois
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This is not a virus, but a hoax warning about one. This hoax is not related to the DaBoys virus.



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 may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



In March 1996, the following hoax warning was circulating in the internet:

There is a new Virus out there that is a total pocket book
  killer. It is called the DuBois virus and when it hits you, it
  hits right in your pocketbook. when an infected program is
  executed, every individual RAM IC chip in your computer will
  explode! And if you don't get the virus removed from your hard
  drive before you power up the machine again after replacing all
  RAM, POOF!! It blows all the RAM again!!!!! KILLER!!!

Obviously, such virus does not and could not exist. Ignore the warning and inform anybody who is spreading this warning to stop doing it.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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