Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Vbasic, Slayer


This is one of the largest viruses known, 5120 bytes. It will infect both .COM and .EXE files, selecting one file of each type to infect, when an infected program is run. Parts of the virus seem to have been written in a high-level language, probably compiled BASIC, but the initialization code appears to be written in assembly language.

Several variants are known, but the differences have not been fully determined.


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.


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