Threat Description

VP

Details

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

Summary


First reported in April '90, this virus only contains one unusual feature - at the beginning of the virus a variable number of NOP instructions (0-15) are added. The virus then appends 909 bytes containing the virus code.

VP will not spread, if the OEM field in the bootsector of the drive has the string "VP".

VP was reported to be in the wild in Sweden in November 1995.



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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