Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Bang, Bang, WinDoom, Death to Msoft


This is not a virus, but we sometimes get support calls about it.

Bang is a Windows-based game, which is distributed in BANG20.ZIP. It will display an icon with the text 'Death To Mickeysoft', and will change your mouse cursor to a crosshair and allow you to shoot holes to the visible windows.

In addition to that, Bang inserts the following lines to your WIN.INI:

   [BANG]        BBBBBB         AA       N     N     GGGGGG      B      B     A    A     NN    N    G      B      B    A      A    N N   N    G      BBBBBB      A      A    N  N  N    G   GGG      B      B    AAAAAAAA    N   N N    G      G      B      B    A      A    N    NN    G      G      BBBBBB      A      A    N     N     GGGGGG     Written by REMBRANDT, POWER MIKE and JOSH     Each WinDoom application is adding some rubbish to the WIN.INI   file. This one too !!!     Enjoy it  

The game is harmless and can be considered to be a joke.

Note: This joke has nothing to do with WINDOOM.EXE, which has been used to distribute the DMSetup trojan. See DMSetup for more information.


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.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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