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==== Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: DESTRUCTOR Virus (31-January-1992) ===
Entry...............: DESTRUCTOR Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: ---
Virus detected when.: JANUARY 1991
              where.: Elmshorn, Germany
Classification......: Timebomb (bootblock), resident
Length of Virus.....: 1. Length on storage medium: 1,024 byte
                      2. Length in RAM           :   492 byte
--------------------- Preconditions ----------------------------------
Operating System(s).: AMIGA-DOS
Version/Release.....: 1.2/33.166, 1.2/33.180, 1.3/34.5
Computer model(s)...: AMIGA 500, AMIGA 1000, AMIGA 2000A, AMIGA 200B
--------------------- Attributes -------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: Typical text:
                      " Destructor_Virus v 1.2 Written by Aldo Reset.
                        (c) M.C.T. Ltd 1990
                        - Everything is under control ! (eh!eh!) -"
Type of infection...: System infection: bootblock of one disk
                                        RAM resident, reset resident
Infection Trigger...: reset (=CONTROL+Left-AMIGA+Right-AMIGA)
Media affected......: floppy disks (3.5" and 5.25")
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: Permanent damage: destroying the even tracks,
                         beginning at track 2, by writing $AAAA on
                         the disk; you can't access the diskette
                         because the sync mark is corrupted.
                      Transient damage: ---
Damage Trigger......: Permanent damage: any reset with a deprotected
                         diskette in drive 0 (diskette must be in
                         drive before triggering reset)
                      Transient damage: ---
Particularities.....: If diskette is inserted after triggering reset
                         or if diskette is write.-protected, it will
                         not be destroyed.
                      A program stored in memory at $70000 to $71774
                         will also be overwritten with $AAAA.
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: witout restrictions: CHECKVECTORS 2.2,
                                                 VIRUSX 4.0
                            with restrictions:   GUARDIAN 1.2
Standard means......: CHECKVECTORS 2.2
--------------------- Acknowledgement --------------------------------
Location............: Virus Test Center, University Hamburg, FRG
Classification by...: Wolfram Schmidt
Documentation by....: Wolfram Schmidt
Date................: 6-NOVEMBER-1991
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of DESTRUCTOR-Timebomb ======================


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