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)
      ARJ      The ARJ compression program
      FLU      FLUSHOT+ from Ross Greenberg
      COMMAND  COMMAND.COM



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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