Threat Description

Swedish Boys


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Swedish Boys


Variant:Why Windows

A primitive, not very well written virus, which attempts to delete the file WIN.COM. In February it may delete AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS and trash critical areas on 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.

More scanning & removal options

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Technical Details

Variant:Data Molester

Probably a later version. Includes encryption.


457 bytes. Similar to the original.


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