Virus:WH/Vred.A

Classification

Malware

Virus

W32

Virus:WH/Vred.A

Summary

Vred.A is a proof-of-concept virus for WinHex. WinHex is a powerful computer forensics, data recovery, and IT security tool.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

Vred.A is a proof-of-concept virus that is written in script language, that is used by the powerful computer forensics, data recovery, and IT security tool called WinHex.Here's a screenshot of the WinHex utility:

The virus contains less than 20 commands that allows it to look for all available .WHS (WinHex script) files and to prepend itself to them. As a result all infected scripts stop working until the virus' code is removed from them.It should be noted that WinHex shows a warning before running any script, so the virus can not replicate without user's interaction: