Threat Description



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


The virus contains one text string: "DataLock version 1.00". It infects all EXE files, but COM files are only infected if they are larger than 22999 bytes.

In addition to infecting files, the virus carries a non-destructive, but highly annoying payload. When a file is opened with function 3DH, the virus checks if the filename matches "*.?BF", which is in all likelihood intended to match .DBF files (dBASE data files). If the name matches, the virus produces a "Too many files open" error message, making the file inaccessible.


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.

Technical Details


A bigger, "buggy" version.


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