Threat Description

FlashKiller

Details

Aliases: FlashKiller, Tr_FlashKiller, Trojan.FlashKiller4096
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This trojan erases data on a hard drive and attempts to corrupt Flash BIOS when executed. The trojan itself is a standalone Windows PE executable. It works under Win95/98 only.

To erase disk data and corrupt Flash BIOS the trojan uses the routine from 'Win95.CIH' (aka 'Chernobyl') virus. It seems that trojan code was compiled from the 'Win95.CIH' virus sources, where all infection routines were removed and only payload routine was left.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Technical Details: AVP and F-Secure teams


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