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 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.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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