Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Alphabet, Qumma


Alphabet virus was first found Finland during the spring 1995. It is a simple COM file infector, which does not stay resident in memory.

The virus is encrypted and contains the following message:

[Alphabetic.A] (c)Alpha 1994.  

Its size is 447 bytes. It contains programming errors which causes it sometimes to infect same files multiple times.


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.

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