Type File virus
Date Discovered
Place of Origin
Source Language
Platform MS Windows
File Type(s) .exe
Infection Length 1,763 bytes

Merinos is a polymorphic Windows virus. When executed, it infects all .exe files in the current directory, appending its code to the ends of the files. There are three variants of the virus weiging in at, 1763, 1849, and 1704 bytes long.

Merino is a breed of sheep originating from Spain notable for its soft wool. The virus's relation to the animal is unknown or has been lost as little information on this virus survived.


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