Threat Description



Aliases: Dodgy, Ravage
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32


Dodgy is a simple boot sector virus. The only special thing about is that it is able to spread under both DOS and Windows 95.

When Dodgy activates it will display this text:

RAVage is wiping data! RP&muRPhy

After this the virus will overwrite most of data on the hard drive.

Dodgy has been reported to be in the wild during fall 1997.


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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