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 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.



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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