Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: Pirus


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


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

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Technical Details


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".