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     Australian Parasite Virus
     Name         : Australian Parasite

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type/Size    : Boot/1024

     Clone        : There exist many Clones. Please send them to SHI.

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 24-05-90

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2/1.3

     Damage       : Overwrites boot.

     Removal      : Install boot.

     Comments     : The virus uses the coolcapture-vector to stay resident
                    in  memory.  It  uses  the  DoIO() - Vector  from  the
                    exec.library  and  the  BeginIO () - Vector  from  the
                    trackdisk.device   to   infect  other  disks.  In  the
                    bootblock you can read:

                    The  Australian Parasite! By Gremlin 18/5/88! Will NOT
                    destroy  game  bootsectors or corrupt disks, and kills
                    other viruses!

              NOTE: This virus was well-spreaden in my hometown. I got an
                    Australian Parasite-Version with the 124th Generation
                    and that`s very much for such an in fact bad coded
                    virus. (20.09.1994/Alex)

     SHI - A.D 02-94

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