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Dodgy

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dodgy
Technical name:Dodgy
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ravage,
Type:Virus
Effects:  It deletes all the files it finds on the hard disk.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:July 10, 2008
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:UNITED KINGDOM
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Dodgy is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks. Three months after carrying out its infection or when the user runs a file with a RAV extension, Dodgy shows a message on screen and deletes all the files on the hard disk.

This virus does not do anything while the user of the affected computer is working with Windows, but when the user exits this program; it will carry out its actions.

Dodgy infects the hard disk of a computer when it is booted from a floppy disk infected with this virus. From then on, it will infect all of the floppy disks used and the infected computer will have problems starting up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dodgy displays the following message on screen: RAVage is wiping data! RP&muRPhy

Then it deletes all of the files that it finds on the hard disk.