Threat Description

Pirus

Details

Aliases: Pirus
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary


PHP/Pirus is the first virus written with PHP. PHP is a server side scripting language for web servers.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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



Technical Details



Variant:Pirus.A

When PHP/Pirus.A is executed, it will search for files with ".php" and ".htm" from the current directory. If such files are found, it will append a small code that will execute the virus from a separate file. The name of the file is "pirus.php".





Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure; January 2001


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