Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Adolff, Adolf


The name of this virus is derived from the string "Adolf Hitler", which it contains. Adolf does not reserve any memory for itself, because it copies itself to low system memory (over the interrupt table).

Adolf occasionally prevents file deletion from happening. Otherwise it has no activation routine, it just spreads.

Adolf is not known to be in the wild.


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.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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