Threat Description

Torn

Details

Aliases: Torn, Red-Zar
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


The Red-Zar virus was renamed to Torn in February 1997.

Red-Zar viruses were received from Denmark in July 1995. They are simple non-resident direct action infector of COM files.

The viruses are encrypted. The 461 byte variant contains this text: "Red-Zar / TorNado" and the 467 byte variant this: "EN-666/TorNado".

Both of the known variants activate on certain dates, overwriting parts of the hard drive.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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