March 20th, 2003, 11:47 AM
Question About Anti-Vi Soft Definitions
Was going over an old laptop today and came across two viruses.
Spanska.GR3 and HackBBS.kit
(This is information I recieved from McAfee Anti-Vi on a full system scan)
When heading over to both McAfee.com and Norton.com and checking the virus information, I don't get anything.
The most similar virus information for Spanska.GR3 was Spanska.4015 (or sorts)
(The only Spanska virii that's memory resident)
And nothing for the HackBBS.kit (although I know it's a rootkit virii)
So what gives? Why would the site's virus database not have viruses that their .dat definition files recognize?
The only thing I can think of is the virus is so old that they removed it from the www database
Am I right or does someone else know what's going on...?
Main reason I ask this is to get full information for removal of the viruses
(ie: registry key removals, dead files, attribed files....)
March 20th, 2003, 12:02 PM
I was taking a look and I wonder if they found the true names of the viruses and forgot to leave their original alias. The Spanska seems related to a variant of the Happy99 virus while HackBBS is a trojan of types.
March 20th, 2003, 02:45 PM
i think i knew about those Viruses ( Spanska.GR3 and HackBBS.kit ).
For Spanska.GR1, Spanska.GR2, Spanska.GR3 are aliases for W32/Ska@m .
And about HackBBS.kit is Trojan Virus, and this virus infected for EXE files.
Have you ever tried Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition mate 7.6 servers or 8.0 ? I run that Anti-Vi on my computer ( OS Win2000 adv Svr ) .. and till now i never infected by those viruses.
Here's an information abaout W32/Ska@m . And about HackBBS Trojan virus, perhaps you can downloah in here for the Anti_Vi. ( hope it is right to clean that virus )
March 20th, 2003, 02:49 PM
Here is some information I found at Trend Micro regarding the Spanska:
It appears the Spanska might be the name of the Virus writter.
Symantec had this information on the HackBBS:
And Pest Patrol had this:
Hope this helps.