Threat Description

Viral Code B

Details

Aliases:Viral Code B, Viral Code F
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



F-Secure anti-virus products do not detect any viruses by these names. However, these viruses are sometimes reported because CPAV (Central Point Anti-Virus) uses these names.



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



When the heuristic scanner of CPAV thinks it might have found a virus from a boot sector, it calls it 'Viral Code B'. If the suspicous code is found from a file, it's called 'Viral Code F'.

This doesn't necessarily mean the files or boot sectors are actually infected, they might just contain suspicous code. In any case, you should have the files or boot sectors checked to make sure whether it's a false alarm from CPAV or a real virus.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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