Fairz

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

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

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