Byte Parasite III Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


     Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
     Byte Parasite III Virus

     Name         : Byte Parasite III

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type         : Bomb
     Sizze        : 2160 bytes

     Clones       : No Clones

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 17 july 1991

     Way to infect: File infection

     Rating       : Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2

     Damage       : Overwrites C/Virus-Checker

     Manifestation: Pretends to be a Viruskiller

     Comments     : After you started the  ByteParasite 3 the virus opens
                    a window with the title:

                    "Virus-Checker V3.0 by Michael Ortmanns"

                    NOW, the virus tries  to open df0:c/Virus-Checker. If
                    this  programm  exist, the  virus  copies  itself  to
                    df1:c/Virus-Checker.  Additionally  the virus patches
                    the following verctors: KICK, Cool & $6C.w Interrupt.
                    These patches causes trips to india (GURU).
                    The  ByteParasite  Viruses  are  very boring  and bad 
                    coded. Look above and you will  see what I mean. Just
                    imagine the user  haven`t got a  second  drive (DF1:)
                    then the  System will pop up a  requester telling you
                    to insert DF1.  You can`t  say  more  about such damn
                    viruses like the Byte Parasite.

     Removal      : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
                    Kickstart all others: VirusZ III with Xvs.library installed
     Test made by : Safe Hex International 

     HEX dump of Byte Parasite III virus:

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