Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Breeder, Shield


In addition to its operation as a regular "companion" type virus, this virus will append a 172 byte Trojan to COM files, which may display the message:

  I greet you user.            I am COM-CHILD, son of The Breeder Virus.            Look out for the RENAME-PROBLEM !  


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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