Ginger

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Ginger, Peanut, Gingerbread man, Rainbow

Summary

This is a family of stealth multipartite fast infecting viruses originating from Australia. There are at least five variants, sizes ranging from 2 to 3 kB.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

One of the variants generates an endless loop to the partition table, making PC crash when it tries to boot from a clean floppy which has MS-DOS v4.0 - 7.0. To overcome this, use PC-DOS 7.0, MS-DOS 3.3x or a non-DOS boot floppy. Contact F-Secure anti-virus support for further instructions.

Note: Rainbow is also an alias for the WordMacro/Colors virus.

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