Threat Description

Hidenowt

Details

Aliases: Hidenowt
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is an encrypted virus which contains antidebug-tricks. Hidenowt stays resident in memory and infects COM and EXE files when they are executed. Virus infects C:\COMMAND.COM on the first run.

Hidenowt contains no activation routines. It uses text 'Yx' as infection marker.

Hidenowt has been reported to be in the wild.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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