Bait

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus
ORIGINFinland
OTHERNon-Resident, COM-files

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

Automatic action

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

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  

Submit a Sample

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected?
Send it to our Labs for further analysis

Submit a Sample

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

More Info