Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Fuzzynut, Win32.Fuzzynut7684


The 'Fuzzynut' is a trojan written in Visual Basic. In order to run the trojan needs a Visual Basic run-time library VBRUN300.DLL that most of Windows users have in their \Windows\System\ directory. On every execution the trojan does the following:

1. Creates random number of folders with random names in C:\Windows directory. Names are generated by a special subroutine and have ASCII letters from 'a' to 'z' only.

2. Copies itself to root Windows directory as FUZZUNUT.EXE file.

3. Modifies WIN.INI 'run=' setting to 'run=fuzzynut.exe'. This allows the trojan to be run on each Windows bootup.

4. Changes registration entry for WinZip in WIN.INI as follows:

  [WinZip]     win32_version=6.3     Name=MyPantsFellOff     SN=F12D235B  

Surprisingly, this seems to be a valid WinZip registration key.

5. Changes volume label on C: drive to 'LICKMYBALLS'.

The trojan was fake-posted to alt.comp.virus newsgroup by someone (trojan author most likely) using the name of Nick Fitzgerald. Nick Fitzgerald is the editor of the Virus Bulletin magazine and has nothing to do with the trojan.


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

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Technical Details:Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure


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