Virus.Win32.Rigel.6468 or Rigel is a virus that runs in Win32 operating systems.


It is a harmless non-memory resident parasitic polymorphic Win32 virus. It searches for PE.exe files in directories on C: Drive and in Windows and Windows system directories, and infects them. While infecting the virus writes itself in the files.

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On December 22 the virus manifests itself by video effects: it displays the desktop standard Windows icons in the following way: Messagebox, Critical Error, Question, Warning, Information and Windows Flag, and at random positions. The virus can be halted by "End task" on Task Manager. To remove Windows message and warning icons, just maximize a window over the icons will clear the screen.

The virus contains the text string:






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