Threat Description

Torn

Details

Aliases: Torn, Red-Zar
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



The Red-Zar virus was renamed to Torn in February 1997.

Red-Zar viruses were received from Denmark in July 1995. They are simple non-resident direct action infector of COM files.

The viruses are encrypted. The 461 byte variant contains this text: "Red-Zar / TorNado" and the 467 byte variant this: "EN-666/TorNado".

Both of the known variants activate on certain dates, overwriting parts of the hard drive.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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