Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Bresci, Milano, Krnl


This virus infects EXE files when they are executed. It won't infect TURBO.EXE, P.EXE, QBASIC.EXE or Windows kernel (KRNL*.EXE) files.

Bresci contains an activation routine which attempts to display some video tricks on the screen. Otherwise the virus just spreads.

Bresci was reported to be in the wild in Switzerland in July 1996.


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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