The name of this virus comes from the 'PC Byte Bandit' text which is found in some of the variants.
This virus family was written in Sweden in 1992. First versions of this virus infected only the command interpreter. Later versions are resident and infect all executed COM-files. Some versions also include stealth routines and use variable encryption.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
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
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
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.
Some of the variants include the following encrypted text:
Demoralized Youth PCBB, version 3.0Written by : Charlie! :
Demoralized Youth was a Scandinavian virus writing group, which is no longer active.
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