Australian Parasite Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


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     Australian Parasite Virus
     Name         : Australian Parasite

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type         : Bootblock
     Size         : 1024 bytes

     Clone        : There exist many Clones

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 24 may 1990

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Overwrites boot

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

     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.  

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

     Test made by : Safe Hex International                    

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