detects and removes the dangerous Win95.CIH virus.
Version: 1.5CleanCIH detects and removes the dangerous Win95.CIH virus.
Operating System: Windows
Win95.CIH (also known as CIH, Spacefiller, Win95.Spacefiller, and Win32.CIH) is a virus that infects 32-bit Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT executables files having the .EXE extension. When an infected program is run in a Windows 95 or Windows 98 computer, it infects the computer and becomes memory resident. The infected program will not work properly on a Windows NT computer.
Once the virus becomes memory resident, it infects all the 32-bit EXE files opened, quickly spreading to all files executed and also copied.
Win95.CIH virus has a dangerous payload that will trigger on the 26th of April or any month, depending upon the variant of the virus strain. This virus can damage the contents of the BIOS flash memory chip. After damaging the BIOS the virus also makes the data in all the hard disks unreadable.
CleanCIH should be run from the DOS prompt.