Threat Description

Cantando

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Cantando

Summary


Cantando is a simple non-resident virus which infects other COM files by placing a copy of it's own code to their end.

Cantando deletes CHKLIST.MS files from directories it infects, thus by-passing checksummer of MSAV.

Cantando activates on the 24th of December, any year. At this date it displays the following message:

     * CaN_TaN_Do_v01 : "Onkos taalla kiltteja lapsia?-)"  

The text is Finnish and means; "do we have any well-behaved children here?" After this the virus crashes the machine.

The whole virus is encrypted.



Removal


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

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