Threat Description

Chinese_Fish

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Chinese_Fish, Fish Boot

Summary


Chinese_Fish is only able to infect a hard disk when you try to boot the machine from an infected diskette. At this time Chinese_Fish infects the Main Boot Record, and after that it will go resident to high DOS memory during every boot-up from the hard disk.



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.

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Technical Details


Virus uses stealth routines, so it cannot be found when it is active in memory. F-Secure anti-virus products will detect if Chinese_Fish is resident, and will advise you to boot from a clean diskette.

Chinese_Fish tries to remove some versions of the Stoned virus from infected disks.

Sometimes the virus displays the following message:

Hello! I am FISH, please don't kill me.  Congratulate 80th year of the Republic Of  China Building,Fish will help to kill stone  Written by Fish in NTIT. TAIWAIN  80.10.18  





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