Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus, Worm
Platform: W32
Aliases: Polipos.a, P2P-Worm.Win32.Polipos.a, Win32/Polipos.A


Polipos.A is a polymorphic, entry point obfuscating virus that infects Windows portable executable (PE) files. It can also spread in P2P networks and disable security-related software.


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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F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this malware with the following updates:

Detection Type: PC
Database: 2006-04-21_06

Description Details: Jarkko Turkulainen, April 21, 2006
Technical Details:Jarkko Turkulainen, April 21, 2006
Description Last Modified: Jarkko Turkulainen, April 24, 2006


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