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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Chernobyl

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread

Is my computer infected by Chernobyl?

In order to make absolutely sure that Chernobyl has not infected your computer, you have the following options:

  1. Carry out a full scan of your computer using Panda Antivirus, after checking that it is updated. If it´isnt and you are a registered Panda Security client, update it by clicking here.
  2. Check the computer with Panda ActiveScan, Panda Security´s free, online scanner, which will quickly detect any possible viruses.

If you have a Pentium computer with an Intel microprocessor (based on the model 430TX), you do not need to carry out the checks above, as your computer simply won’t start. The reason for this is that the virus has deleted the content of the hard disk.

How to remove Chernobyl? 

If Panda Antivirus or Panda ActiveScan detects Chernobyl during the scan, it will automatically offer you the option of deleting it. Do this by following the program's instructions.

Additional notes:

  • After deleting this malware by following the specified steps, if your computer runs Windows Millenium, click here to find out how to eliminate it from the _Restore folder.
  • After deleting this malware by following the specified steps, if your computer runs Windows XP, click here to find out how to eliminate it from the _Restore folder.

How can I protect my computer from Chernobyl? 

In order to keep your computer protected, bear the following tips in mind:

  • Change the date in your computer every April 26.
  • Install a good antivirus in your computer. Click here to get the Panda antivirus solution that best suits your needs.
  • Keep your antivirus updated. If automatic updates are available, configure your antivirus to use them.
  • Keep your permanent antivirus protection enabled at all times.

For more detailed information about how to protect your computer against viruses, click here.

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