Threat Description

Tenbyte

Details

Aliases:Tenbyte, Valert
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This virus received considerable distribution, when it was posted to the Virus Alert electronic mailing list, which is intended for urgent messages regarding virus infections.



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



Just like the "Stupid" virus, it will only work on machines with at least 640K memory. It activates on September 1st, and stays active until December 31st. While active, it will corrupt all disk writes, deleting the first ten characters of any data written to the disk and add ten "garbage" characters at the end. This will cause destruction of data files, as well as preventing the compilation of any programs.






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