Threat Description

9999

Details

Aliases:9999, V9999, 9.9.1999
Category:Other
Type:Other
Platform:W32

Summary



There is no virus by this name, and there are no known common viruses that would activate on this date. However, some people are concerned that computers might go berzerk on this date, as some (typically, older) computer systems have used the "9999" symbol as an end-of-file marker.

This risk is probably not too big, and has nothing to do with viruses.

See: Y2K, http://www.F-Secure.com/v-descs/year2000.shtml



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.



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