Threat Description



Category: N/A
Type: N/A
Platform: N/A
Aliases: Grate, VBS/Grate, Grate-B


This virus does not exist.


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Technical Details

Well, a sample with this name exists, but it doesn't work. So it's not a virus, and nothing for you to worry about.

Sophos from UK did make a warning about it in December 2001, but they did later on figure out the virus does not work.

Here's the Sophos page, describing a virus which doesn't exist:

So there's nothing to worry about. Merry Christmas.

Description Details: Mikko and Katrin, December 2001


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