Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Manzon

Manzon.1404, Manzon.1414

Both these viruses are memory resident, polymorphic COM and EXE infectors. When a file is being executed or closed the virus tries to infect it. It tests the first two letters checking the presence of characters F-, SC, TB, TO, FV, FI, VI, K-. If these are found the file containing them is not attacked. The virus is written using instructions of processors 80386 and higher. When a file is infected the original date and time of its origin are altered to the current data at the instant of infection. In the virus body is the following encrypted text:

MANZON (c) Sgg1F5PZ

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