Threat Description

Finnpoly

Details

Aliases:Finnpoly, FI.2173, Ebola
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a Finnish polymorphic virus which infects COM and EXE files when they are executed or opened. Finnpoly activates in the year 1996 and after, when day equals month (eg. 1st of January, 2nd of February etc). At this time the virus displays defamation messages on Finnish antivirus companies and hangs the machine.

The author of the virus is not known. If you get infected by Finnpoly, please contact F-Secure anti-virus support.



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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