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Lagob.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lagob.A
Technical name:Matlab/Lagob.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It is a virus that infects files belonging to Matlab, which is a tool used to solve mathematical problems.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:April 24, 2006
Detection updated on:May 3, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lagob.A is a virus that infects Matlab files with M extension that are located in the same directory where it is run, by adding its code to the beginning of the file.

Lagob.A does not have any destructive effects. It is a proof of concept, programmed in order to demonstrate that it is possible to create a virus that affects Matlab files. Matlab is a tool used to solve mathematical problems.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lagob.A is easy to recognize, as the infected files begin with the following text:

%-------------------------------------------------------
% MatLab .m file infector by Positron (MatLab.Bagoly.a)
%-------------------------------------------------------