Threat Description

Fairz

Details

Aliases: Fairz, Fair, Khobar
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Fairz is an encrypted virus that infects COM and EXE files when they are accessed. It has code to display the following message when a specific file is executed:

This is an [ illegal copy ] of KeyPress virus remover
  System Halted


Occasionally Fairz will corrupt files while infecting them. Data Fellows anti-virus products will detect such files as "Damaged Fairz-infected file". Such files will be deleted as they cannot be disinfected.

The virus also contains this text: "Eternal Fairz". These texts are not visible when the virus is examined.



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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