Threat Description

Vapor

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: PalmOS
Aliases: Vapor, PalmOS/Vapor

Summary


The is a trojan written for Palm OS operating system. When activated, the trojan hides the installed applications, but it does not destroy the applications themselves.

So even as the applications are not visible at the launcer window, they are still in the device. Which can be seen from the memory info.

Screenshot of the Vapor application:



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.



Technical Details


On a PC, the Trojan will appear as a file Vapor.prc with a size of 741 bytes.

When a user tries to execute the application, the trojan is activated and modifies the application attributes so that they are hidden from view. So that it appears as if the applications would be deleted.

This file is a trojan, not a virus, so it cannot replicate itself into any other files.

To remove the trojan from the palm device, select the delete option from the app menu (click menu button when on applications screen), and delete the Vapor application.

To remove the trojan from PC, please use F-Secure Anti-Virus.

If you have activated the trojan the application files will be hidden and can be repaired. but easier way recover is to restore the application from backups.





Description Details: Analysis: Jarno Niemela, F-Secure; September 2000


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