Threat Description

Cinderella

Details

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

Summary


Cinderella was found in Finland in June, 1991.

It infects all COM-programs which are longer than 390 bytes.

Due a programming error, Cinderella may infect files with extension CO, DOC, OC or no extension at all.

Cinderella counts the user's keypresses and activates after a certain amount. Then the virus creates a hidden file named cInDeReL.la and resets the computer.

Virus stores itself to low system memory, on the interrupt table. Therefore it does not reduce available DOS memory while resident.

There are several variants.



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.

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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