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Flip

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Flip
Technical name:Flip.2343
Threat level:Low
Alias:Omicrom
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects files with an EXE, COM or SYS extension and on the second day of every month, it reverses the content displayed on screen.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

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

Brief Description 

    

Flip is a polymorphic virus that goes memory resident and infects files with an EXE, COM or SYS extension. Flip is encrypted and uses Stealth techniques.

Flip causes the loss of data on the hard disk and reverses the content of the screen, if the computer has an EGA or VGA graphics card.

It is easy to become infected by Flip as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Flip is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.