Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Caz, Zaragosa


The Caz virus stays resident and infects COM and EXE files as they are executed.

If a file called CLEAN.* is executed, the virus will display the following text:

     Virus anti-McAfee v1.0 (C) SEPTEMBER 1991 Made in SPAIN  

After this the virus tries to overwrite data on the hard drive.

The Caz viruses are not common at all.

Some McAfee SCAN versions had false 'ZARAGOZA' alarms in all files protected with F-XLOCK utility. F-CHECK and INSTALL from F-Secure are examples of such files.


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.


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