Threat Description

Stardot

Details

Aliases:Stardot, September 18th
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This virus adds 1-16 extra bytes to programs before it infects them. If it infects a very small file, it can sometimes not be removed. Two variants, 789 and 801 bytes long are known. The virus activates on September 18th, after 7:00 AM, overwriting the hard disk.



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.



Technical Details




Variant:Stardot-600

Probably an older variant - only able to infect EXE files.






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