Threat Description

4870 Overwriting

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: 4870 Overwriting

Summary


This is a primitive virus, which simply infects programs by overwriting (and destroying) them, but with an interesting twist.

The original virus is LZEXE packed, but this is not simply a method of hiding the first generation sample - the virus maintains the packing in all succeeding generations.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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