Virus Profile: VBS/SWVK.ow.gen

Threat Search
Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 3/21/2001
Date Added: 8/2/2001
Origin: Unknown
Length: 402
Type: Virus
Subtype: VbScript
DAT Required: 4131
Removal Instructions


This is a virus detection. Viruses are programs that self-replicate recursively, meaning that infected systems spread the virus to other systems, which then propagate the virus further. While many viruses contain a destructive payload, it's quite common for viruses to do nothing more than spread from one system to another.

Indication of Infection

Methods of Infection



Virus Characteristics

When run, the virus overwrites every file in the current folder. The original filename and extension is left intact.

The virus contains the following text, although it is not displayed to the user:

'Author: Total Konfuzion
'Origin: UK
'Smallest script virus I could write :)

If the day is the 18th, the virus displays the following message:

"by: Total Konfuzion"

All Users:
Use current engine and DAT files for detection. Delete any file which contains this detection.

PC Infected? Get Expert Help

Virus Removal Service

Connect to one of our Security Experts by phone. Have your PC fixed remotely - while you watch!