Virut Virus

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Security

Virut Virus

I am seeing a few cases of Virut Virus on customer’s computers brought into my shop for virus removal. Virut is one of the very destructive viruses. This virus attacks executable files (programs) on your Windows computer anytime they are accessed. This causes massive infection to your programs and the operating system. This virus infects USB hard drives and USB flash drives as soon as you insert them in an infected computer. Be careful sharing USB media with friends or re-introducing the virus to your computer after a repair. I always caution my customers of this fact when I perform virus removal for them.

Virut Virus Description
Virut is a polymorphic file infector with some additional features. It spreads all around the drive and infects even files infected by another virus previously. The only symptoms are a strange HDD activity while infecting, and also unwanted TCP traffic. Virut tries to connect into an IRC network under the user name “Virtu” and take control of your computer to do harm. Unfortunately, the cleaning of this virus is very difficult or almost impossible.

Newer versions of this virus are released frequently, so it’s highly recommended to keep the virus database up to date. If your computer is running slow or has strange pop-ups, it could be infected.

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