Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Arusiek


This virus was first found in Morocco, but it is actually made in Poland.

Arusiek-will stay resident in memory and infect COM and EXE files when they are executed or opened. It will activate during and after year 1994, after 148 keypresses has been entered. At this time it will write the strings "Arusiek" to the screen.

This virus will not infect a Polish "MKS-VIR" anti-virus program.


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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