Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Stardot, September 18th


This virus adds 1-16 extra bytes to programs before it infects them. If it infects a very small file, it can sometimes not be removed. Two variants, 789 and 801 bytes long are known. The virus activates on September 18th, after 7:00 AM, overwriting the hard disk.


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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Technical Details


Probably an older variant - only able to infect EXE files.


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