Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Gotcha


Three related viruses, which have not yet been analyzed. They contain the text "GOTCHA!", but it is not known yet when (or if) it is displayed.


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

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Technical Details


This variant is somewhat different from the rest, and is only 627 bytes long.


The author modified this virus so that it includes bits and pieces from several other viruses, specifically designed to confuse certain scanners.


Yet another variant, 732 bytes long.


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