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Alien New Beat Virus
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=== Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: ALIEN NEW BEAT Virus (15-July-1991) ==
Entry...............: ALIEN NEW BEAT Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: ---
Virus detected when.: 1990
              where.: Elmshorn, FRG
Classification......: system virus (bootblock), resident
Length of Virus.....: 1.length on storage medium : 1024 byte
                      2.length in RAM            : 1024 byte
--------------------- Preconditions ----------------------------------
Operating System(s).: AMIGA-DOS
Version/Release.....: 1.2/33.166, 1.2/33.180 and 1.3/34.20
Computer model(s)...: AMIGA 500, AMIGA 1000, AMIGA 2000A, AMIGA 2000B
--------------------- Attributes -------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: typical text on bootblock:
                      '  THIS IS THE ALIEN NEW BEAT BOOT!   THE BOOT '
                      'WHICH CREATES A NEW DIMENSION IN MEMORY.  THIS'
                      ' IS A NEW STYLE OF VIRUS HUNTING!!!  179092  V'
                      '1.0    Ir  04/01/1989                         '
                      '         You won't believe it, but this thing'
                      ' kills the SCA, ByteBandit, Dasa (ByteWarrior)'
                      ', AIDS AND NorthStar virus!!!!!'
Self-identification.: String 'DO' at address $20000
Type of infection...: System infection : RAM resident, reset resident,
                                         bootblock
Infection Trigger...: reset, any disk access
Storage media affected: only floppy disks (3.5" and 5.25")
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: Permanent damage: overwriting bootblock,
                         allocates 1296 Bytes at address $20000
                      Transient damage: some beeps and a black screen
                         with a few colored lines, then screen becomes
                         green
Damage Trigger......: Permanent damage: reset, any DoIO-Function call
                      Transient damage:after 65535 DoIO-Function calls
Particularities.....: uses SartIOVector; FindResident Function is
                         changed; other resident programs using system
                         resident list (KickTagPointer) are shutdown;
                         copy counter at address $2037E; DoIO-Function
                         call counter at address $20410
Similarities........: ---
--------------------- Agents -----------------------------------------
Countermeasures.....: Names of tested products of Category 1-6:
                      Category 1: .2 Monitoring System Vectors:
                                     CHECKVECTORS 2.2
                                  .3 Monitoring System Areas:
                                     CHECKVECTORS 2.2, GUARDIAN 1.2,
                                     VIRUSX 4.0'
                      Category 2: Alteration Detection: ---
                      Category 3: Eradication: CHECKVECTORS 2.2
                                     VIRUSX 4.0
                      Category 4: Vaccine: ---
                      Category 5: Hardware Methods: ---
                      Category 6: Cryptographic Methods : ---
Countermeasures successful: without restrictions: CHECKVECTORS 2.2,
                                     VIRUSX 4.0, GUARDIAN 1.2
Standard means......: CHECKVECTORS 2.2
--------------------- Acknowledgement --------------------------------
Location............: Virus Test Center, University Hamburg, Germany
Classification by...: Wolfram Schmidt
Documentation by....: Wolfram Schmidt
Date................: 15-July-1991
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of ALIEN NEW BEAT ==========================


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