Threat Description



Aliases: Uddy
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32


This virus stays resident in memory and infects EXE files when they are executed.

Uddy activates when an infected program is executed after the first of January, 1998. At this time the virus overwrites part of the hard drive with text "UDDY UDDY UDDY", then displays "UDDY" on screen and hangs the machine.

Uddy.2617 was reported to be in the wild in USA in April 1996.


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.

Description Details: Analysis: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1996


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