Threat Description

Azusa

Details

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

Summary


The only unusual feature of this virus is that it does not store the original partition sector anywhere - instead it just overwrites the first part of it, and performs its functions.

The virus may cause some strange symptoms and interfere with printer operations, as after 32 boots, the virus activates and disables the system's COM1 and LPT1 ports.

When Azusa infects a floppy, it overwrites the sector at Track 39, Head 1, Sector 8. This is at the end of a 360 Kb floppy. However, it is in the middle of a high-capacity floppy, thus almost certainly destroying information there.



Removal


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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