Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Pretentious, Gdynia.680


This simple and buggy virus would otherwise be totally unremarkable, but it got widespread distribution in April 1996 in a shareware utility called TXT2COM.

Pretentious displays this text:

 Windows 95 may be dangerous.      OS/2 is the best operating system!      I'll prove it soon...  

It only infects files on drive C: and will leave C: as the default drive after an infected file has been run.


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.

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