Savior

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Savior

Summary

This is a Windows 95 virus, infecting EXE program files and SCR screen saver files. Win95/Savior does not go resident; every time it is executed it infects EXE and SCR in the current directory as well as in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM directories.

Win95/Savior activates on the 7th of January. At this date it displays a dialog with this text:

HUM4N G0D THA7 WAS MAN-M4DE WH3RE 1S Y0UR SAViOR N0W

After this it overwrites files in several directories, crashing the system and making Windows unable to boot. You need to reinstall Windows to fix the system.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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