Threat Description

Olivia

Details

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

Summary



This is a complex virus from Taiwan. It has been spread in at least a fake RAR 2.5 beta version.

Olivia activates on the 10th of April and the 23rd of December. On these dates it will open the CD-ROM drive of the machine, ask the user to insert a music CD and then it starts to play the CD. After this the virus overwrites the beginning of the hard drive and displays a message in Taiwanese. After this the machine freezes, with music still playing.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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








Technical Details: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1998


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