Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Happy Slovakia

This is a memory resident, encrypted, and in a very limited way also polymorphic EXE infector. It increases files by 1 kB. In memory it occupies 4 kB just below the top. This virus does not cause harm it just joins the wellwishers in the joyful time of New Year’s celebrations (more specifically from January 1st to January 8th) by writing:

HAPPY NEW YEAR,SLOVAKIA

There is also a very rare variant of this virus attacking COM files. The virus comes from Slovakia. It is supposed that it was written by the group SVL.

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