BitDefender virus researchers made the discovery around 3 PM GMT on May 31st and confirmed it an hour later. The affected company was notified at that time and an offer for support in removing the virus was made.
We have notified HP of the issue so we expect the offending archive to be removed from the company’s public FTP servers promptly. On a technical side-note, this incident highlights the importance of checking outgoing file traffic in a corporate environment and is proof of the uncanny survivability of file infectors in general
declared BitDefender CTO Bogdan Dumitru.
The virus in question was first detected by BitDefender in the year 2000 and a signature update had been released to BitDefender clients at that time. BitDefender clients have been protected against it ever since.
A full description of the virus is available here. Win32.Funlove
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