Threat Description

Prudents

Details

Aliases: Prudents
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This virus is probably written by the same author as the PSQR variant of the Jerusalem virus, as it checks if that virus is present, when it is run. This virus will overwrite the last 32 bytes of any file it infects, possibly destroying the victim. Prudents activates on May 1st - May 4th of any year, interfering with disk writes.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

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