Threat Description

Moloch

Details

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

Summary



This is a boot sector virus, which contains the following encrypted texts:

OH-MY-GOD! Moloch (tm) is here!
  Moloch is a trademark of SquiBoyz

The virus modifies only few bytes in the boot sector. It uses variable encryption.

Moloch also modifies the CMOS settings to force a boot to happen always from the hard drive. Finally, Moloch uses direct I/O to control the hard drive, which makes it quite difficult virus to bypass if it's already resident in memory.



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.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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