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Marburg.8582

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Marburg.8582
Technical name:W95/Marburg.8582
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects executable files (with EXE extension) in several directories, thereby causing their size to increase.

Affected platforms:

Windows 95

Detection updated on:June 6, 2003
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

Marburg.8582 is a polymorphic virus that only infects computers with a Windows 95 operating system installed. In addition, Marburg infects PE files, thus increasing their size.

When a file infected by this virus is executed, all PE files in the current directory and in the SYSTEM directory will be infected.

Marburg.8582 does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Depending on the system date stamp of the infected computer, and three mosnths after the infection, if an infected file is run at the same time when the infection took place, Marburg.8582 displays a presentation screen with several icons:



This screen consists of Windows 95 error icons (a white cross inside a red circle).