Threat Description



Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A


There is no virus by this name. However, we occasionally get queries about this file.


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details

SUHDLOG.DAT is created to the root directory of drive C: during the setup of Windows. It contains backup copies of the original boot sectors of the machine and the system files. This file is not used by Windows unless you uninstall it - in which case the boot sectors and system files are restored.If your machine was already infected by a boot virus before installing Windows, the infected boot sectors will be copied to SUHDLOG.DAT. After this, F-Secure anti-virus products will find a dropper infection from this file. This is pretty harmless, and the best way to correct this problem is to make an extra copy of the SUHDLOG.DAT to a floppy disk which is stored in a safe place (an expert could fix the file manually if you need it for uninstall purposes) and just delete the SUHDLOG.DAT file from your hard drive.On a related note, F-Secure Anti-Virus had a false alarm of the Lamerman virus in this file on June 15th, 2001.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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