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Whog

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Whog
Technical name:W95/Whog.878.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:Whog.878.B, Win95.Whog.878.B, W32/Whog.878.B, W95/Whog, W32/Whog, PE_WHOG.878.B, W32/Whog.878
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the Internet Explorer Home Page in computers with Windows Me/98/95 operating systems installed.

Affected platforms:

Windows 95

Detection updated on:Dec. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Whog is a virus that infects PE executable files on computers with Windows Me/98/95 operating systems installed.

The effects caused by Whog are more annoying than damaging, as it only modifies the Internet Explorer Home page and spreads its infection using any of the usual means of transmission used by viruses.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Whog modifies the Internet Explorer Home page in order to connect to the web page: http:// 202.115.16.8/ ~ekang