Threat description


Platform: W32
Aliases: Digress


Digress is a multipartite virus. When an infected file is executed, the virus will infect the MBR of the hard drive. After next boot, virus will load resident from the MBR and infect all accessed COM and EXE files that are shorter than 64kB or so.

Digress was reported to be in the wild in the USA in September 1995.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on 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.

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:Analysis based on report by Paul Glanville


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