Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Bomber, Commander Bomber


Bomber is a complicated virus, which is not known to be in the wild. It stays resident in memory and infects COM files when they are executed.

Bomber contains the following unencrypted text strings:


Bomber inserts its code in the middle of the host file and builds a complicated series of branching commands to transfer the flow of the program to the virus code, which is unencrypted. The detection of such virus would force some scanners to scan the whole file from the beginning to the end - which would be enough to make them unusably slow.

Bomber contains routines which generate random code, which are inserted into random positions in the host file. These fragments are linked by a series of complicated branching commands. Almost all legal 80x86 instructions are used in these code fragments, making Bomber a difficult virus to detect efficiently.

One_Half virus uses a similar infection method.


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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