Threat Description

MIX-2

Details

Aliases:MIX1
Category: Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



MIX1 is derived from the Icelandic virus, but contains code from the Ping-Pong virus as well. There are two versions known, MIX1 and MIX1-B, practically identical, except for the size. MIX1 displays a bouncing ball on the screen, and garbles all output going to the printer. It will also disable the NumLock key.

One unusual "feature" of MIX1 is that it will only infect files 8192 bytes long or larger.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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




Variant:MIX-2

Origin:Israel

Size:2280

Other:Resident, COM/EXE-files

Repair:No

Probably written by the same author, but considerably modified.






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