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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

HLLC.8603

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:HLLC.8603
Technical name:HLLC.8603
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

First detected on:Sept. 8, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 8, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

HLLC.8603 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

HLLC.8603 does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

HLLC.8603 uses the following infection strategies:

  • Companion: it renames files on the infected computer. This virus also makes copies of itself, and assigns them the original names of the files it has renamed. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.