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Keyboard_Bug Family

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Keyboard_Bug Family
Technical name:Keyboard_Bug Family
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects files with an EXE or COM extension, where it adds junk text and changes characters.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Keyboard_Bug Family is a resident virus that infects files with an EXE or COM extension on affected computers. However, it never infects the file COMMAND.COM.

This virus drops junk characters in the text and changes all zeros to nines.

Visible Symptoms 

    

If the number nine appears instead of zero when a file with an EXE or COM extension is run, this may mean that Keyboard_Bug Family has infected a computer.