Threat Description

Cerebrus

Details

Aliases: Cerebrus
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary


This is a direct action infector of Windows executables.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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.





Description Details: Eugene Kaspersky


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