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Pirus


Aliases:


Pirus

Malware
Virus
PHP

Summary

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



Disinfection & Removal

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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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