Threat Description

Pirus

Details

Aliases: Pirus
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: PHP

Summary



PHP/Pirus is the first virus written with PHP. PHP is a server side scripting language for web servers.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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



Technical Details




Variant:Pirus.A

When PHP/Pirus.A is executed, it will search for files with ".php" and ".htm" from the current directory. If such files are found, it will append a small code that will execute the virus from a separate file. The name of the file is "pirus.php".





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure; January 2001


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