Threat Description

LoveChild

Details

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

Summary


This virus appears to have been written by a technically proficient, but sloppy author, as there are several mistakes in the code, including one which prevents it from working under any version of DOS other than 3.3.

LoveChild only infects COM files, overwriting the first 4 bytes and adding 488 bytes to the end. When the virus is active, it may delete files being executed. It may also overwrite the beginning of EXE files with a Trojan which will format the hard disk if it is executed.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Contact Support

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