Barrotes

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Barrotes

Summary

Barrotes is a large family of Spanish viruses which infect COM and EXE files when they are executed.

Automatic action

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.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Submit a sample

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Technical Details

Barrotes.1310 activates on January 5th, at which time it will overwrite the MBR of the first hard disk, and install a display-routine. This routine displays colorized vertical bars on the screen, and a text "Virus BARROTES pro OSoft" in the upper-left corner of the screen. The bars will remain visible on the screen, but the user is allowed to continue using the machine.

Barrotes.1463 attempts to destroy data on the 22nd of every month, but due to an programming error it activates on the 34th of every month - ie. never.