Threat Description

Thursday 12th

Details

Aliases:Thursday 12th, CD
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This virus activates on Thursday the 12th, popping up a window with a warning that the next day is Friday the 13th. It pretends to be an anti-virus program, called VirCheck V1.2

The virus avoids infecting programs with names containing the following patterns:

 SCAN  (McAfee's SCAN)
CLEAN (McAfee's CLEAN)
VIR(Various anti-virus programs)
ARJThe ARJ compression program
FLUFLUSHOT+ from Ross Greenberg
COMMAND  COMMAND.COM


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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