Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Finnpoly, FI.2173, Ebola


This is a Finnish polymorphic virus which infects COM and EXE files when they are executed or opened. Finnpoly activates in the year 1996 and after, when day equals month (eg. 1st of January, 2nd of February etc). At this time the virus displays defamation messages on Finnish antivirus companies and hangs the machine.

The author of the virus is not known. If you get infected by Finnpoly, please contact F-Secure anti-virus support.


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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