Threat Description

Virogen

Details

Aliases: Virogen, Offspring
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This simple virus activates on certain dates, displaying this message:

(c)1993 VG Enterprises
  * Congratulations, You have recieved the privelge of being infected by the
  * Offspring I v0.05. *
  

Otherwise it just spreads.

The author (known as Virogen) has written several other viruses, including Pinworm, Drunk and Simplex.

Note: McAfee SCAN has had a false alarm of 'VIROGEN' in a file called ADDISP32.DLL from AutoCad LT.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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