Bait

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Bait

Summary

Bait-virus was found in Finland during spring 1994. When an infected file is executed, it will infect several COM files in the current directory and change the working directory to \DOS. Infected files will grow by 425 bytes.

Removal

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Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

The virus encrypts itself with a variable 16-bit key, but the decryption routine is constant, so this virus can be detected with a search string.

The following text is found underneath the encryption:

 Bait Virus 2.0. Finland (C) 1994 JH

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