Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Blood, Blood


A very simple virus from Natal in South-Africa. It was written by a student, who claims to have no knowledge of how it "escaped". This virus, just like Kennedy, will only infect .COM files starting with a JMP statement (E9). Infected programs may occasionally display the following message when they are executed.

    File infected by BLOOD VIRUS version 1.20  


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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Technical Details


This variant does not really exist, as the only available sample is the result of an error in transmission between two virus researchers.


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