Monday, February 24, 2020

McAfee Antivirus Malware Virus Type Names Prefixes

from here from 2017

http://download.nai.com/products/datfiles/4.x/nai/readme.txt

  A97M/    Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Access 97 files.

   APM/     Macro virus or Trojan horse program
            that infects Ami Pro document and
            template files.

   Bat/     Batch-file virus or Trojan horse
            program. These viruses usually run
            as batch or script files that
            affect a particular program that
            interprets the script or batch
            commands they include. They are
            very portable and can affect nearly
            any platform that can run batch or
            script files. The files themselves
            often have a .bat extension.

   CSC/     Corel Script virus or Trojan horse
            program that infects Corel Draw
            document files, template files, and
            scripts.

   IRC/     Internet Relay Chat script virus.
            This virus type can use early
            versions of the mIRC client
            software to distribute a virus or
            payload.

   JS/      Script virus or Trojan horse
            program written in JavaScript
            language.

   JV/      Potentially harmful Java
            application or applet.

   Linux/   Virus or Trojan horse program
            compiled for Linux operating system 
            in ELF file format.

   LWP/     Potentially harmful software for
            Lotus WordPro.

   MacHC/   Virus or Trojan horse program for
            Apple Macintosh HyperCard scripting
            language.

   MacOS/   Virus or Trojan horse program for
            Apple Macintosh OS versions 6-9.

   MSIL/    Application written using Microsoft
            Intermediate Language framework,
            also known as .NET.

   P98M/    Macro virus or Trojan horse program
            that infects Microsoft Project
            documents and templates.

   PalmOS/  Virus or Trojan horse program for a
            Palm Pilot.

   PDF/     File-infector of Adobe PDF files.

   Perl/    Script virus or Trojan horse
            program written in Perl language.

   PHP/     Script virus or Trojan horse
            program written in PHP language.

   PP97M/   Macro virus. Infects Microsoft
            PowerPoint 97 files.

   RDN/ Denoting the malware signature 
            was authored by McAfee Automation system.

   SunOS/   Potentially harmful software for
            Sun Solaris.

   SWF/     Potentially harmful software for
            Shockwave.

   Unix/    Program or a shell script for a
            version of UNIX.

   V5M/     Macro or script virus, or
            Trojan horse program that infects
            Visio VBA (Visual Basic for
            Applications) macros or scripts.

   VBS/     Script virus or Trojan horse
            program written in Visual Basic
            Script language.

   W16/     File-infector virus that runs in
            16-bit Microsoft Windows
            environments (Windows 3.1x).

   W2K/     Potentially harmful software for
            32-bit Microsoft Windows
            environments, specifically Windows
            NT, 2000, or XP.

   W32/     File-infector or boot-sector virus
            that runs in 32-bit Microsoft
            Windows environments (Windows 95,
            Windows 98, or Windows NT).

   W95/     File-infector virus that runs in
            Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98,
            and Windows ME environments.

   W97M/    Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Word 97 files.

   WHLP/    Potentially harmful software for
            32-bit Microsoft Windows
            environments that target Windows
            HLP files.

   WM/      Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Word 95 files.

   X97M/    Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Excel 97 files.

   XF/      Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Excel 95 or 97 via Excel formulas.

   XM/      Macro virus that infects Microsoft
            Excel 95 files.


   AdClicker  - Repeatedly accesses websites that
               are funded by advertising.

   Adware - Installs advertising software but
                  does not ask permission.

   BackDoor - Provides remote access or control
                  through the Internet or network.

   Dialer - Dials a phone number without 
                  asking for permission.

   DDoS  - Operates as a Distributed Denial of
                  Service component.

   Del  - Deletes files.

   Downloader - Downloads software from the
                  Internet, usually to deliver
                  backdoors, password stealers, and
                  sometimes viruses.

   Exploit - Uses a vulnerability or a software
                  defect.

   FDoS  - Denotes a Flooding Denial of
                  Service component.

   KeyLog - Logs keystrokes for immediate or
                  future transmission to the
                  attacker.

   Kit  - Denotes a program designed for
                  creating a virus or Trojan horse
                  program.

   MultiDropper - Drops several Trojan horse programs
                  or viruses (often several different
                  ‘backdoors’).

   Nuke  - Uses defects in software installed 
                  on a remote computer to bring it down.

   ProcKill - Terminates the processes of
                  anti-virus and security products.
                  May also delete files associated
                  with such applications.
 
   PWS  - Steals a password.

   Reboot - Reboots the computer.

   Reg  - Modifies the Registry in an
                  undesirable fashion without asking
                  questions. For example, reduces the
                  security settings or creates
                  abnormal associations or sets.

   Spam  - Acts as a spamming tool.

   Spyware - Monitors browsing habits or other
                  behavior and sends the information
                  out, often for unsolicited
               advertising.

   Uploader - Sends files or other data from the
                  computer.

   Vtool - Denotes a program used by virus
                  writers or hackers for developing
                  software.

   Zap  - Wipes all or part of a hard disk.


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