Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Civil_Defense, Cvil_Defense, Shifter, Datos, PL


This is a multipartite virus that infects Master Boot Records and EXE files. Two variants are known, 6562 and 6672 bytes in size.


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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