Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: MIX1


MIX1 is derived from the Icelandic virus, but contains code from the Ping-Pong virus as well. There are two versions known, MIX1 and MIX1-B, practically identical, except for the size. MIX1 displays a bouncing ball on the screen, and garbles all output going to the printer. It will also disable the NumLock key.

One unusual "feature" of MIX1 is that it will only infect files 8192 bytes long or larger.


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.

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Technical Details




Other:Resident, COM/EXE-files


Probably written by the same author, but considerably modified.


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