Threat Description

Fairz

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Fairz, Fair, Khobar

Summary


Fairz is an encrypted virus that infects COM and EXE files when they are accessed. It has code to display the following message when a specific file is executed:

This is an [ illegal copy ] of KeyPress virus remover   System Halted   

Occasionally Fairz will corrupt files while infecting them. Data Fellows anti-virus products will detect such files as "Damaged Fairz-infected file". Such files will be deleted as they cannot be disinfected.

The virus also contains this text: "Eternal Fairz". These texts are not visible when the virus is examined.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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