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    Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
    Jinx Virus
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    Jinx Bootblockvirus:
    
    Patches Kickchecksum,KickTagPointer,KickSumData,TD BeginIO,
    Exec VBI.

    Works with Kickstart 2.0

    This is a very tricky bootblockvirus, which looks for me like
    a Lamer Exterminator virus but more tricky (Hi Soenke).

    VirusWorkshop can remove ALL changed vectors and your  system
    should work again.

    If the bootblockvirus is on your disk and you boot with this
    writeprotected disc, a  requester appears, which  says, that
    your the disc is a non DOS disc. If you  remove  the  write-
    protection everything is allright again.

    The read access will be patched  and the  bootcode  will  be
    hidden. Little bug: Even  if  you  read  the  directory  via
    TD device, the original bootblock will be shown.

    The bootblock will be crypted randomly and in the end of the
    decoded bootblock you can see the text:

    "JINX....trackdisk.device....".


                                    Detection tested on 24.2.1994.

    Test by Markus Schmall


    

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