Virus.Perl.DirWorm

Class Virus
Platform Perl
Description

Payload

When launching, the virus copies its body to all folder in the current directory. It also copies itself to the parent directory under the following name:

worm.pl

Removal instructions

If your computer does not have an up-to-date antivirus, or does not have an antivirus solution at all, follow the instructions below to delete the malicious program:

  1. Delete the original virus file (the location will depend on how the program originally penetrated the victim machine).
  2. Delete all copies of the virus.
  3. Update your antivirus databases and perform a full scan of the computer (download a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus).

Technical Details

This script virus only functions under Linux. It is 523 bytes in size. It is written in Perl.