Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Dotty Virus

     Name         : Dotty

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type/Size    : Boot/1024

     Clones       : GENETIC PROTECTOR

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 17-01-92

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Less Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2/1.3/2.0

     Damage       : Overwrites boot.

     Removal      : Install boot.

     Comments     : The  Dotty  virus  copies  always  to  the same memory
                    address => $7F000. It uses the DoIO()-Vector to infect
                    other  disks.  Furthermore  the  virus  uses the KICK-
                    Vectors to stay resident in memory. 

                    If  the  virus  infects  a disk,  a  new patch will be
                    installed  in  the  Vec5-Vector => $94(A6). This patch
                    checks if a special value reaches 21000. If this value
                    is  now reaching 21000 (^see above) the virus executes
                    a GFX-Routine. But this routine is sooo LAME coded (HA
                    HAHA) that you will only getan ENDLESS-LOOP.

                    In the top of the bootblock you can read:

                    "- -*< Dotty by P.A.L >*- -"

                    In the end of the bootblock you can read:

                    "Made by the mysterous RT for P.A.L."
                    "(People Against Lamness)   Watch for your"
                    "mousepointer. It might go nuts or fuck up"
                    "your screen   Greetz only to the BEST OF"
                    "THE BEST: Vision. Skid Row. Kefrens. Flash."
                    "Scoopex. Fica."

     SHI - A.D 05-94

     Ascii of Dotty virus:


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