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Elvira

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Elvira
Technical name:Elvira.240
Threat level:Low
Alias:Spanska_II.4250, Spanska.4250
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects programs (files with an EXE or COM extension).

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Elvira is a polymorphic virus without any dangerous effects that infects files with an EXE or COM extension.

Elvira is an encrypted virus, which employs the system time as a key for encoding itself.

It is also a stealth virus, as it uses different ways to hide the effects of its infection.

Elvira does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the normal means used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is easy to know if Elvira has infected a computer, as it displays the following messages on screen:

  • (c) Spanska 97, inside the infected program window.
  • When the system time reaches 16:00 and thirty seconds, Elvira will display an animated text:

Similarly, when it is run Elvira displays the following messages on screen:

ELVIRA !
Black and White Girl
from Paris
You make me feel alive.

ELVIRA !
Pars. Reviens. Respire.
Puis repars.
J'aime ton mouvement.

ELVIRA !
Bruja con ojos verdes
Eres un grito de vida,
un canto de libertad.