Lemming

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Lemming, Keeper

Summary

The first variant of this virus appears to have been written to force TBScan to use the DOS file system and ignore the contents of Anti-vir.dat. It is also known as the "Thunderbyte Killer" due to the text "The Rise and Fall of Thunderbyte-1994-Australia. You Will Never Trust Anti-Virus Software Again!!", but it also attempts to avoid detection by F-Secure anti-virus products and Norton Antivirus.

Lemming has been reported to be widespread in Australia.

There are few known variants.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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