Dodgy

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Dodgy, Ravage

Summary

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.

Removal

Automatic action

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Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it to F-Secure Labs for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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