Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Burglar

This 1150 bytes long resident virus infects only EXE files. It does not infect files shorter than 256 bytes nor longer than 256 KB, furthermore files which contain letters 'S' or 'V' in the filename, files for Windows and files containing internal overlay. The virus hides change in file length but if CHKDSK program is executed it will report errors. The only indication of the virus in memory is the following message displayed in the top left corner of the screen:

BURGLAR/H

This message will be displayed if number of minutes on the internal computer clock is equal to 14 at the time of file infection.

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