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 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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