Threat Description

VP

Details

Aliases:VP
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:W32

Summary



First reported in April '90, this virus only contains one unusual feature - at the beginning of the virus a variable number of NOP instructions (0-15) are added. The virus then appends 909 bytes containing the virus code.

VP will not spread, if the OEM field in the bootsector of the drive has the string "VP".

VP was reported to be in the wild in Sweden in November 1995.



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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