Cleaner

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Cleaner

Summary

Cleaner is a simple memoryresident virus which infects COM and EXE files when they are executed.

Cleaner activates on the 8th of September on every year. At this date, the virus will display the following text on the screen:


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 HDD-CLEANER
Version 2.0O
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 Copyright (c) 1997 (1st JAN)

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 OMade in Hungary, SopronO
DESTRUCTION IN PROGRESS...

After this the virus overwrites the beginning of the hard drive. Only the first 16 sectors are overwritten, so recovery is possible.

Cleaner will also cause different compatibility problems. It was found in the wild in June 1997, after the Hungarian Magazine CHIP accidentally distributed it on their cover CD-ROM.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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