Lame Blame Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


     Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Lame Blame Virus

     Name         : Lame Blame

     Aliases      : Taipan Lame Blame

     Clones       : Cheater HiJacker

     Type         : Bootblock
     Size         : 1024 bytes

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 17 july 91

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Harmless

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Overwrites boot

     Comments     : The LameBlame virus  allocates  CHIP-Memory  for it`s
                    location.  After Copying  the  virus into  this  AREA
                    it  patches the  CoolCapture  vector and  the  DoIO()
                    to infect other disks.

                    The whole  virusbootblock  will be crypted by an byte
                    depending of $dff006 so  you can`t read any  texts in
                    the bootblock.

                    The  virus  isn`t  dangerous  for HD-Users because it
                    tests for the trackdisk.device. After every 8th Alert
                    the virus gives ount an ALERT:

                    "LameBlame! by Tai-Pan - Number of Copys:0002"

     Removal      : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
                    Kickstart all others: VirusZ III and Xvs.library must be installed
     Test made by : Safe Hex International
     Screenshot of Lame BlameVirus:


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