Crime! Link Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


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     Crime! Link Virus

     Name         : Crime!

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type         : Link virus
     Size         : 1000 bytes

     Clones       : No Clones 

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 22 may 1992

     Way to infect: Link infection

     Rating       : Less Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : No Damage.

     Comments     : The Crime virus is a very simple link-virus. The virus
                    copies  itself  always  to  the  same   memory-address
                    $7DC00.  For  infection  the virus patches the Open();
                    LoadSeg()-Vectors from the dos.library and additional-
                    ly a vector from the GlobalVectorTable (Dosbase +$2E).
                    A new patch will be installed in the Allocmem()-Vector
                    from  the  exec.library  which  sets  always the above
                    mentioned  dos-vector  to  the  virusvalue.  The virus
                    uses the CoolCapture-Vector to stay resident in the
                    The  virus  infects files by linking itself behind the
                    1st  hunk of the file. In this hunk the virus searches
                    for a RTS.  If  a RTS was found the virus repalces the
                    RTS  with  BRA.S (To make sure that the virus will be 

                    The virus only infects files which are:
                    - executeable
                    - smaller than 100000 bytes
                    - don`t have "#"; "*"; "-"; "?"; in their names.

                    There is a crypted text in the file, decrypted you
                    can read:

     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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