Threat Description

Harmony.A

Details

Aliases:Harmony.A, Win32.Xorala, W32/Harmony.A
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This virus does not contain any payload, it will attempt to infect all the EXE files it finds from the main Windows and the Windows' System folders.



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



Upon infection, the size of the files will have been increased by 2048 bytes and the timestamp of the file will reflect the date the infection took place. The virus will add its own code in the end of the host's executable, creating for that purpose a section named XOR.

The virus contains the following string:

-= XOR 2009 Valhalla =- Assembled 1997 .. Activated 07.2002 - devoted for peace
 and harmony in universe against war, racism, terrorism and cruel brutality ..
 remember .. life is the most important thing - not money .. it's time for a
 revolution NOW ....

The virus does not have any means of spreading by itself through networks. In order for a computer to be infected an already infected file has to be manually run.



Detection


F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this virus with database updates starting from:
Detection Type: PC
Database: 2003-01-29_01



Description Created: F-Secure Anti-Virus Research Team; F-Secure Corp.; August 7th, 2003


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