Threat Description



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


Dagger is a simple direct action infector of COM files. It's 483 bytes in size and is not encrypted.

Dagger activates on tuesdays, when an infected file is executed and the minutes of the hour are less than 40. At this time it tries to display text "DaGGER 2", overwrite the 100 first sectors of drive C: and empty CMOS. Due to programming errors, both the text display and the overwriting will fail, but the virus will succesfully overwrite the contents of the CMOS memory.


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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