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The Probert Encyclopaedia of Computer Viruses

A & A VIRUS

The A & A Virus is a computer virus which infects .COM files. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program or overlay files.
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A-403 VIRUS

The A-403 Virus is a computer virus which infects .COM files including COMMAND.COM. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program. The virus damages the file allocation table.
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ABC VIRUS

The ABC Virus is a computer virus which infects .EXE files. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation, corrupts program or overlay files and data files.
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ABRAXAS VIRUS

The Abraxas Virus is an encrypted computer virus which infects .COM and .EXE files including COMMAND. COM. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer' s runtime operation and corrupts program or overlay files and data files.
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ABRAXAS5 VIRUS

The Abraxas5 Virus is a computer virus which infects .EXE files. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program or overlay files.
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ACCESSPLUGIN

The AccessPlugin (also known as Ngd) is an ActiveX control that installs diallers onto the host system. The AccessPlugin is typically installed by ActiveX drive-by-download from pop-up pornographic adverts on websites and uses a particularly aggressive script that repeatedly generates errors until the user agrees to allow it to install. The installed diallers typically dial a very expensive premium rate telephone line, although they wont dial unless actively clicked by the user.
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ACID BATTERY

Acid Battery is a network backdoor Trojan that communicates through port 32418.
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ACID SHIVERS + LMACID

Acid Shivers + LMacid is a network backdoor Trojan that communicates through port 10520.
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ACID VIRUS

The Acid Virus is a computer virus which infects .COM and .EXE files including COMMAND.COM. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program or overlay files.
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ACME VIRUS

The Acme Virus is an encrypted computer virus which infects .EXE files. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program or overlay files. Acme is a fast and simple companion virus, written for the Crypt newsletter. The virus creates a spawned copy of itself for every .EXE file it can find in the current directory. Acme was based on the Zeno virus.
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ACTIFED VIRUS

The Actifed Virus is a G2 generated encrypted computer virus which infects . COM and .EXE files but not COMMAND. COM. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program files.
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ACXINSTALL

ACXInstall is an ActiveX control that allows web sites to install any program they wish on an infected host. ACXInstall is typically used to install premium-rate diallers for pornographic web sites.
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ADA VIRUS

The Ada Virus is a computer virus which infects .COM files including COMMAND. COM. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation, corrupts program or overlay files.
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ADBREAK

AdBreak is a Windows Trojan that consists of a Browser Helper Object which opens pop-up advertising as you use Internet Explorer, and a task run at start-up which replaces the Internet explorer home page, search and error pages to point to pages on AdBreak's servers. In addition to serving unwanted adverts, AdBreak can also execute unsigned code on the web, and passes the URLs of sites visited by the host computer back to its home server.
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ADOLF

The Adolf Virus is a computer virus which infects .COM files. The virus is loaded into memory by executing an infected program and then affects the computer's runtime operation and corrupts program files.
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