Threat Description

4870 Overwriting

Details

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

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

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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








SUBMIT A SAMPLE

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More