Threat Description

Moloch

Details

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

Summary


This is a boot sector virus, which contains the following encrypted texts:

OH-MY-GOD! Moloch (tm) is here!         Moloch is a trademark of SquiBoyz  

The virus modifies only few bytes in the boot sector. It uses variable encryption.

Moloch also modifies the CMOS settings to force a boot to happen always from the hard drive. Finally, Moloch uses direct I/O to control the hard drive, which makes it quite difficult virus to bypass if it's already resident in memory.



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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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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