Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
Other possible names: Gremlins or Xcopy faker
Eleni Virus 2.2
Some other viruskillers detect a Gremlins virus in memory and
crash due to wrong values. In this way the name "Gremlins"
was founded for this virus.
It`s pure bullshit to say, that this virus performs a LOW-
level format of your harddisc.
The installerfile is a version of a wellknown copyprogramm.
The virus was linked together with a little installer using
the wellknown 4eb9 linker, which was used for many BBS
viruses in the past.
Installer : 66424 bytes (4eb9 linked on a XCopy version)
Loader(c/mount): 208 bytes
Virus (BB&File): 1024 bytes
The virus works with Kickstart 2.x and higher. Using older
Kickstart versions with this virus is not possible.
SumKickData, Doio and Coolcapture will be patched. The orig.
values will be stored in the low memory region around $100.
VirusWorkshop can remove both Coolcapture and Doio, but the
SumkickData Function is NOT recoverabel because of a bug in
The virus is an ordinary bootblockvirus with a new little
feature: If a counter reaches -$67 (starting by 1), two new
files will be written to disk. In this way the virus can be
spread on harddiscs, too.
The virus does not need the trackdisk.device. Therefore your
HDs (exactly the RDB) can be destroyed, too.
The virus contains NO formatroutine. I saw a text saying
this. It`s not possible with this thing !
In the virus you can read "MOUNT". That`s the reason, why I
have choosen this name.
Detection tested 02.04.1994.
Comment 01.05.1994: I got the hint from another viruskiller to
decrypt a string, which can be found at the top of the
bootblock. The virus itself does not touch this string. In the
bootblock it look like this: "FMJOJ XJSUT V2.2". If you decode
.loop move.b (a0),d0
Now you will be able to read the following string:
ELENI WIRUS V2.2. The "w" in wirus is not a bug in my english,
it stands in this way in the virus ! I am sure that this is
not the ELENI virus, which will be detected by SHI's BootX.
Special thanks to J.Walker/TRSi for the fast supply with this
Metal Force/Anthrox`94: NEVER release resourced viruses ! So
you force clones !
Quite interesting ! TRSi released the first real technical
infos about his virus and several other known crews released
their warnings after us (partly with such wrong things like:
Lowlevel format .....).
Test by Markus Schmall
Ascii of Eleni 2.2 (Mount) Bootblock virus: