Threat Description

Unashamed

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Unashamed, Gimp

Summary


This is a typical boot sector virus, spreading via floppies.

The virus contains an encrypted message and code to display it, but this routine always fails. The encrypted text reads:

the UNashamed Naked! 		  

Otherwise the virus does nothing but spreads. This virus has been reported to be in the wild in several locations, and is especially common in Africa. The virus can be disinfected from the hard drive with generic means (ie. FDISK /MBR after a clean boot if the hard drive is accessible normally).



Removal


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

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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