Starcom 3 Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


     Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Starcom 3 Virus

     Name         : Starcom 3

     Aliases      : -
     Original     : Byte Voyager I - Read test of the original virus

     Type         : Bootblock
     Size         : 1024 bytes

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 1993

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Harmless

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Overwrites boot

     Visible text : *** The Starcom BLACKOUT (c) 1993 ***

     Comments     : The Program does NOT reserve memory beyond $7F000.
                    This means that other programs,  such as VT,  can be loaded here
                    As the hidden  KickTag-pointer is residing in part of EXEC, that
                    is protected, this can result in; "Unknown Program" or "ResStruc
                    bend" errors.
                    With 5MB memory, this viruspart  was recoginzed in memory. Under
                    KickStart 1.3, given  this size of  memory,  the  program  won't
                    survive a Reset, and the virus can't multiply using "DoIo."
     Info         : A true masterpiece! Just changed the text!

     Removal      : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
                    Kickstart all others: VirusZ III with Xvs.library installed
     Test made by : Jan Andersen, Virus Help Team 

     Ascii of Starcom 3 (Byte Voyager) virus:


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