Threat Description

Rasek

Details

Aliases: Rasek, Coruna
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary


This Spanish multi-partite virus infects COM and EXE files and the master boot sectors on hard drives.

Rasek stays resident in memory and infects all executed COM and EXE files. It doesn't infect very small files. The virus decreases the amount of free memory by 2 kilobytes.



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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Technical Details


There are three known variants:

Rasek.1489: - Length: 1489 bytes - Checks if already resident by calling INT 21/CAFE. If result is

CACA, the virus has been installed.  

- Contains text "RaseK v2.1,from LA CORUNA(SPAIN).Mar93"

Rasek.1490: - Lenght: 1490 bytes - Checks if already resident by calling INT 13/DFDF. If result is

FDFD, the virus has been installed.  

- Contains text "RaseK v2.0,from LA CORUNA(SPAIN).Mar93"

Rasek.1492: - Lenght: 1492 bytes - Checks if already resident by calling INT 21/CAFE. If result is

CACA, the virus has been installed.  

- Contains text "RaseK(r) v3.1,from La Coruna(SPAIN).Ap93"





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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