Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
Hitch-Hiker v5.00 Dropper
Hi All.... 18 August 2001
We have found another the installer of the new 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00'
Again there is "NO" cure for this virus right now. You can find
infected files, you will have to replace the infected files with
new clean files. The 'Hitch-Hiker v5.00' virus will add 3732 bytes to
every infected file, and place it self in memory, so you will have to
watch out for that as well. This virus will infect anything that it
can get into. Again I ran a test on my A1200 and it infected will
over 400 files, in under 3 minutes.
There is a way to see if the archive you download is an installer of
this virus, all you have to do is to unpack the archive, read the
file in an texteditor (eg. CygnusEd), and search for this text string
in the code (THIS IS ONLY FOR THE INSTALLER):
If you find -=COVAH=- in the code, that is an installer of this virus
then please send the archive to us.
The virus size has change this time, now it is 3720 bytes. That tells
us that the virus uses polymorph routine, that means that the virus
can change in size.
This virus comes from Poland again, just like the other viruses that
we have found in the last 6 month. But why don't you guy's program
something usefull, that everyone can enjoy?
In the code (decoded), you can read:
Hitch-Hiker Millenium (5.00)
Featuring the 1's Advanced V8sA Op'miz Code
A welcom user of VRU!
-= 1995-2 =-
-= HAVOC =-
The archive was uploaded to AmiNet, but it has been removed now.
This is what we know of the virus:
Virus Type.... : Linkvirus
Virus name.... : Hitch-Hiker 5.00 (Millenium)
Virus size.... : 3720 bytes
Archive name.. : LibBase310.lha
Archive size.. : 47.711 bytes (lha packed)
Installer name : LibBase3.10
Installer size : 42.304 bytes
Archive info.. : Scans Memory for Libs/Tasks etc
There might just be more installers of the 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus
out there, today we found 2 archives. If you find anything please
send it to us.
The 'xvs.library' (external Virus Scanner library) will be updated as
soon as possible. In the mean time, take care...
Thanks to Petra Struck & Alfred, for sending the archive to us.
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