Threat Description

Ginger

Details

Aliases: Ginger, Peanut, Gingerbread man, Rainbow
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a family of stealth multipartite fast infecting viruses originating from Australia. There are at least five variants, sizes ranging from 2 to 3 kB.



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



One of the variants generates an endless loop to the partition table, making PC crash when it tries to boot from a clean floppy which has MS-DOS v4.0 - 7.0. To overcome this, use PC-DOS 7.0, MS-DOS 3.3x or a non-DOS boot floppy. Contact F-Secure anti-virus support for further instructions.

Note: Rainbow is also an alias for the WordMacro/Colors virus.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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