Threat Description

Claws

Details

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

Summary


This is an encrypted resident infector of EXE files. It infects files when run and also stays resident and infects when other files are accessed. Amount of free memory is not decreased.

Virus contains this text:

     CLAWS (C)1994-95 WereWolf  

Virus is encrypted with a variable 32-bit key. It deletes checksum databases belonging to several different antivirus packages.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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