Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
Hitch-Hiker v5.00 Dropper
Hi All.... 18 August 2001
Here we go again....... Yet, again another installer of the new virus
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. This installer will install the 'Hitch-Hiker v5.00'
virus will add 3748 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.
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 he archive to us.
The virus size has change this time, now it is 3748 bytes.
In the code (decoded), you can read:
Hitch-Hiker Millenium (5.00)
Featuring the Hitcher's Advanced Versatile Optimizing Codemix Engine
A welcome present for Jan Erik by xxxxxx/xxx!
-= On Tour 1995-2001 =-
(VHT-Denmark removed the names of the programmer handel, and replaced
it with 'xxxxxx')
If this is a welcome present for Jan Erik Olausen, the programmer of
VirusExecutor & xvs.library, I think that he would rather have a cold
beer. But he will surely put recog. for Hitch-Hiker 5.00 in the new
update of xvs.library...
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.... : 3748 bytes
Archive name.. : S-Exec12.lha
Archive size.. : 9.905 bytes (lha packed)
Installer name : LibBase3.10
Installer size : S-Exec
Archive info.. : Compress executables.
There might just be more installers of the 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus
out there, we have found 3 archive in 2 days. 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 D. Olsen for the info about the archive and to Ronald Dijk
for sending the archive to us.
__ Jan Andersen
__ /// ------------
\\\/// Virus Help Denmark