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 action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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.



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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