Microsytems Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia

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     Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Microsytems Virus
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     Name         : Microsytems

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Clones       : CBM and StarLight 2

     Type         : Bootblock
     
     Size         : 1024 bytes

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 3 april 1991

     Way to infect: Boot infection

     Rating       : Harmless

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Overwrites boot

     Removal      : Install boot
     
     Visible text : 7/2-1998  YOUR AMIGA IS INFECTED BY
                    A NEW GENERATION OF VIRUS
                    CREATED IN SWEDEN BY MICROSYSTEMS      

     Comments     : The  Microsystem  is a very  old bootvirus. It only
                    works with  kickstart 1.2  because it  jumps direkt
                    into  the  ROM. To stay resident the virus uses the
                    Cool & Cold-Vector. To infect other disks the virus
                    patches  the DoIO()-Vector,  additionally the virus
                    changes the FindTask()-Vector.  This Vector is used
                    to set the Cool & Cold-Capture to the virusvalue.
                    Depending of infections the virus gives out an GFX-
                    Message:
                                        7/2-1998
                                YOUR AMIGA IS INFECTED BY
                                A NEW GENERATION OF VIRUS
                                  CREATED IN SWEDEN BY
                                      MICROSYSTEMS

                    This text ISN`T crypted, you can read it in the boot

     Test made by : Safe Hex International
     

     Ascii of Microsystems Bootblock virus:
     
     
     

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