Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Dalian, Gene


Dalian stays resident in memory and infects EXE files when they are listed with the DIR command.

Dalian contains this text:

Gene_1991_in DUT (Dalian China)  

It randomly displays 'Gene !' on screen. Otherwise the virus just spreads.

This virus was distributed on a game CD produced in China in July 1997.


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

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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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