Threat Description

Vbasic

Details

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

Summary


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.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

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








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