Threat Description

Pretentious

Details

Aliases:Pretentious, Gdynia.680
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This simple and buggy virus would otherwise be totally unremarkable, but it got widespread distribution in April 1996 in a shareware utility called TXT2COM.

Pretentious displays this text:

 Windows 95 may be dangerous.
  OS/2 is the best operating system!
  I'll prove it soon...

It only infects files on drive C: and will leave C: as the default drive after an infected file has been run.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

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.



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