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.
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.
Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure