W-13

Classification

Malware

Virus

W32

W-13

Summary

This is a Vienna-derived virus, virus, but it marks infected files by setting the "month" field to 13, instead of setting the "seconds" field to 62. W-13 has been reported to have originated in Russia as well as in Poland.

A 507 bytes variant with some bugs corrected is also known.

Removal

Automatic action

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  • Check for the latest database updates

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  • Submit a sample

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    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

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    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details


Variant:Protector

CSSR 528, IKV 528

This East-European virus is related to the W-13 viruses, but it has not been fully analyzed yet.


Variant:W-13 C

This is a minor modification of the 507 byte variant mentioned above. It will set the "month" field to 12, which makes it less obvious, as 12 is a legal value, but this also makes all files created in December immune to infection.


Variant:REQ!

A 494 byte variant from Poland - Not yet analyzed.