Threat Description



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


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


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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Technical Details

Variant:Screamer II

Polymorphic versions of the above virus.


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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