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 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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