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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Abraxas

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Abraxas
Technical name:Abraxas
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

Detection updated on:May 29, 2009
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

Abraxas is a direct action virus with a size of 1171 Bytes that infects files with EXE and COM extensions except for COMMAND.COM. Upon running a file infected with this virus a text will be displayed on the screen. In addition, the size of infected files will increase after infection.

Visible Symptoms 

    

After infection the date and time of affected files will be changed to the date and time of infection.

In addition, the size of infected files will increase by 1171 Bytes after infection.

However, the most visible symptom of infection consists of displaying the text ABRAXAS upon running an infected file.