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V6000

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:V6000
Technical name:V6000
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ugly.6000, NoKernel.6000, Mammoth.6000,
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects MS-DOS files.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

First detected on:Feb. 13, 1997
Detection updated on:April 27, 2009
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

V6000 is an encrypted MS-DOS virus that infects executable files with a COM or EXE extension by adding its code to the end of these files.

In addition, V6000 deletes the settings menu in the affected computer. By doing this, the user’s customized settings are replaced by the original setting.

Visible Symptoms 

    

V6000 is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer.