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UNIX.comp

UNIX.comp

Discovered:
16 February 2002
Updated:
13 February 2007


UNIX.comp is a companion virus that searches for .elf executables. It copies itself to each .elf file that it finds and renames the original to .<file name>.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 19 February 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version 28 September 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version 19 February 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 19 February 2002
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To restore the files, copy all .<file name> files to <file name> in the affected directory.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles