Threat Description

DSME

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: DSME

Summary


Dark Slayer Mutation Engine

DSME was the first polymorphic generator from Taiwan. It was written by a person calling himself Dark Slayer. DSME was published in the end of 1993.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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Technical Details


Interestingly, DSME contains documentation both in English and Chinese. The author sends greetings to Dark Avenger and Nowhere Man and thanks for the inspiration he received from earlier polymorphic generators.

DSME is not as advanced as the generators produced before it. Dark Slayer admits this in his notes. The actual size of the generator is little over 2 kilobytes.

At the moment, there are few viruses known to use the DSME. One of them (DSME.Demovirus) can even be in the wild.





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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