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HitchHiker 5.00 Installer 1

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Hi All....                                                 17.08.2001

We  have found the installer of the new 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' linkvirus.

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. The  'Hitch-Hiker v5.00'  virus will  add 3732  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.  And on my test A1200  over 400 files, was  infected in
under 3 minutes.

This virus comes from Poland again,  just like the other viruses that
we have  found in the last 6 month. But why  don't you guy's  program
something usefull, that everyone can enjoy?

In the code (decoded), you can read:

Hitch-Hiker Millenium (5.00)
Featuring the 1's Advanced V8sA Op'miz Code
A welcom user of VRU!
-= 1995-2 =-
-= HAVOC =-

The archive was uploaded to AmiNet, but we stopped the archive before
it got on-line for reel. (Thanks Urban).

This is what we know of the virus:

Virus Type.... : Linkvirus
Virus name.... : Hitch-Hiker 5.00 (Millenium)
Virus size.... : 3732 bytes
Archive name.. : WBCycle21.lha
Archive size.. : 25.818 bytes (lha packed)
Installer name : WBCycle
Installer size : 22.756 bytes
Archive info.. : Cycles a single WB colour to pretty up Windows.

This is a fake archive. The programmer of 'WBCycle', Steve Hargreaves
has not released an update of WBCycle since v1.0.

There  might just  be more installers of the 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus
out there. 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 Thomas Klein for sending the archive to us.

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