Threat description




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

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

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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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