Threat description


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


A primitive virus which is rather "buggy", as infected programs are usually not able to replicate, as they are corrupted because of an error. This might be corrected in a later version, though.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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Technical Details


This variant seems to be able to infect EXE files properly, but does not appear to infect COM files at all.


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