Aibon installer & virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


     Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Aibon installer & Virus
     Name         : Aibon Virus

     Aliases      : Express2.20

     Type/Size    : Installer: 194064 bytes
                    Virus....:    776 bytes

     Clone        : No Clones

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 16-11-90

     Way to infect: No infection

     Rating       : Very DANGEROUS !

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Damage files.

     Removal      : Delete File.

     Comments     : A file which pretends  to be a new  mailing system for
                    BBS's. It is unique.  Express2.20 135400 bytes  packed
                    with  lha.  Unpacked  194064  bytes  with an 776 bytes
                    executable appendage named "aibon".

                    When  the  Express 2.20  program  is runned it does an
                    unconditional  jump  to the label aibon and from there
                    the tracking halts. 

                    The  Express 2.20a bomb you can download yourself from
                    several BBS's with the name:


                    If  you  are  starting  the  virus  it  tries  to copy
                    Aibon  to ":s".  Then the virus modifies the  startup-
                    sequence  with the virusname. After all changings were
                    successful  all files in "sys:" will be cut down to 42

                    This  files CANNOT.... be repaired.  The  virus checks
                    for  "bbs:", too.  If existing ALL files will be first
                    destroyed there.

                    It  is  very  common  to fabricate installers  with an
                    executeable  and  a  Path-generating  part.  From  the
                    moment  the program is installed  there is no need for
                    the  installer  anymore.

                    The  task  of  the Path-generating  part  is  only  to
                    enquire  the users preferable device, then embed it in
                    the  executable  and  sometimes,  after  that,   throw
                    itself away.

                    In  this  case  it's  obviously  not  the  concern. It
                    probably is a spin from a hackers workshop.

                    If convenient, see the file  EM-Wurm, too.

     Advice       : a) Delete s/Aibon
                    b) Delete Express2.20
                    c) Change your Startup-Sequence (!)

     Removal      : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
                    Kickstart all others: VirusZ III with Xvs.library installed

     Test made by : Markus Schmall


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