Threat description


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


Encrypted multipartite virus, infecting COM and EXE files on execution. Infects the MBR of the hard drive.

This virus contains encrypted text REX.

Rex was reported to be in the wild in Hungary in September 1995.


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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