Threat Description

Zero Hunter

Details

Aliases: Zero Hunter, Minnow
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This virus infects programs by overwriting them, but unlike most overwriting viruses it will generally not destroy the host program. This is because it will only overwrite unused areas within the program. The virus searches for a block of at least 416 zero bytes, and places itself there. As such programs are rare, this reduces the chances of the virus spreading.



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.








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