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Cerebrus

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: Cerebrus

Summary


This is a direct action infector of Windows executables.

Removal


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

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Technical Details


When an infected file is executed, the virus takes control, searches for Windows .EXE files in current directory and writes itself to the end of the file.

While spreading, the virus generates a copy of every infected file, with an EVE extension. For example, a directory with infected PROGRAM.EXE will also have PROGRAM.EVE.

The virus has a trigger routine that just beeps by PC speaker when virus takes control.

Virus contains these texts:


 MURKRY/IkX
 CEREBRUS
 The three head guardian, is in your computer, fear no more

This virus is written by the IKX group.