Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Ginger

Ginger.2691, Ginger.2774, Ginger.2782

This is a memory resident, multi-partite, stealth COM and EXE infector. When an infected file is executed the virus infects the hard disk MBR. When the virus is active in memory no alterations in the infected MBR nor in files are visible. When system is loaded from an infected hard disk the virus installs itself into memory and attacks suitable files when they are executed or opened. The following strings visible in the virus body:

You can't catch the Gingerbread Man!! Bad Seed - Made in OZ COMSPEC= CHKDSK MEM

There are also other variants of these viruses.

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