Classification

Category :

Malware

Type :

Virus

Aliases :

Manzon

Summary

Manzon is a fast infector of COM and EXE files, and is about 1414-1490 bytes in size. It was found from Sweden in May 1995, but is known to be in the wild internationally.

Removal

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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 updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

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    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.

Technical Details

Manzon has two layers of encryption, under which you can find the following text:

 MANZON (c) Sgg1F5PZ.

The virus uses variable encryption, but can't be considered really polymorphic. It can be detected with a set of search strings.

Manzon is known to be in the wild in at least Sweden, UK and several countries in the central Europe.

The same author has written the Scitzo virus.

Manzon does not activate in any way.

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