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 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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