Threat description


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


This is an encrypted virus which contains antidebug-tricks. Hidenowt stays resident in memory and infects COM and EXE files when they are executed. Virus infects C:\COMMAND.COM on the first run.

Hidenowt contains no activation routines. It uses text 'Yx' as infection marker.

Hidenowt has been reported to be in the wild.


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.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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