Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
F.A.S.T. 1 Virus
Name : F.A.S.T. 1
Aliases : No Aliases
Type/Size : Boot/1024
Clone : No Clones
Symptoms : An alert will be shown
Discovered : 26-12-90
Way to infect: Boot infection
Rating : Harmeless
Kickstarts : 1.2/1.3
Damage : Overwrites boot.
Removal : Install boot.
Comments : The F.A.S.T. 1 virus is a very harmless virus. It
always copies itself to the same memory address
($7f000). It patches the DoIO() and FreeMem()-Vector.
The DoIO()-Patch is used to infect other disks and the
FreeMem()-Patch sets the coolcapture always to the
After After the counter in the bootblock has reached 10
an alert will pop up with the following text:
W A R N I N G
If you pirate software you are a thief.
Thieves will be prosecuted.
Any information should be passed to:
The Federation Against Software Theft
P I R A C Y I S T H E F T
You cannot read this alert in the bootblock because
its always coded depending of on byte from $DFF006.
The virus only infects your disk if you are trying to
write a bootblock on it. In the decoded bootblock you
can read the following text:
Note to Paranoimia: The early release of X-Out was no
exception so stop pretending that you "help" us by
Screenshot of FAST Bootblock virus
Ascii of FAST virus (Decoded):