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Category: Malware

Type: Virus

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.


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