Threat Description

Cinderella II


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Cinderella II


Cinderella II was found in the end of 1992 in Finland. It's partially based on the original Cinderella virus.

Cinderella II activates after it has infected 1000 files. At this time it tries to overwrite part of the hard disk but fails due a programming error. After this it prints the text "Cinderella II" until the machine is rebooted.


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.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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