Threat Description

Virogen

Details

Aliases: Virogen, Offspring
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This simple virus activates on certain dates, displaying this message:

(c)1993 VG Enterprises   * Congratulations, You have recieved the privelge of being infected by the   * Offspring I v0.05. *    

Otherwise it just spreads.

The author (known as Virogen) has written several other viruses, including Pinworm, Drunk and Simplex.

Note: McAfee SCAN has had a false alarm of 'VIROGEN' in a file called ADDISP32.DLL from AutoCad LT.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

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: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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