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Virus Name  : W95/CIH

Alias             : W95.CIH, PE_CIH

Virus type    : PE File Infector

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     A more dangerous and deadly virus called "CIH" has spread rapidly and remains dormant in many computers. This virus will wake up or get activated on 26th of April and it will damage the motherboard and the hard disk. The damage caused could be extreme and expensive.


                     The computer motherboards manufactured in the last few years store their BIOS on a flash ROM chip which are rewritable. The CIH virus directly attacks the code stored in the flash ROM chip and makes the computer unbootable.

                     In certain motherboard the BIOS chip are replaceable and solution is possible by inserting a new chip. However in most of the cases the BIOS chip is soldered to the motherboard and there is no solution except to replace the motherboard which could be expensive. If the Flash BIOS is write-protected by jumper set then the CIH virus will delete all the data stored on hard disk, which puts every computer at risk irrespective of the BIOS layout.

                     At present there are 15 known versions of CIH virus which destroys the motherboard and hard disk. The first and second version will drop its payload on 26th April. The third version strikes on 26th June and the fourth version on the 26th of every month. These four variants are frequently reported in the wild.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated  Win95/CIH in its signature file to protect users from this virus attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this virus. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove Win95/CIH virus?

                   If you are already infected with this virus, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove Win95/CIH safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

                   We are offering a separate tool to clean this virus. You can download this utility from the link CleanCIH download

                   Solo anti-virus not only scans for all viruses, it contains a unique System Integrity Checker to protect you from New Internet Worms, Backdoors and malicious VB, Java Scripts. It also effectively removes all existing Internet Worms, File viruses, malicious VB, Java scripts, Trojans, Backdoors, boot sector, partition table and macro viruses.

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