Threat Description

Screaming_Fist

Details

Aliases: Screaming_Fist, Screamer, Fist
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This virus contains the text "Screaming Fist", stays resident in memory and infects COM and EXE files.



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



Variant:Screamer II

Polymorphic versions of the above virus.


Variant:Stranger

This variant uses a variable encryption method, but hidden inside it is the text string "I am a stranger in a strange land".






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