Hitch-Hiker v5.00 Dropper - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


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Hitch-Hiker v5.00 Dropper

Hi All....                                             18 August 2001

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

Again  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.  Again  I ran a test on my A1200 and it infected will
over 400 files, in under 3 minutes.

There is a way  to see if the archive you download is an installer of
this  virus,  all  you have to do  is to unpack the archive, read the
file in an texteditor (eg. CygnusEd), and search for this text string


If you find -=COVAH=- in the code, that is an installer of this virus
then please send the archive to us.

The virus size has change this time, now it is 3720 bytes. That tells
us that  the virus  uses polymorph routine, that means that the virus
can change in size.

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 it has been removed now.
(Thanks Urban).

This is what we know of the virus:

Virus Type.... : Linkvirus
Virus name.... : Hitch-Hiker 5.00 (Millenium)
Virus size.... : 3720 bytes
Archive name.. : LibBase310.lha
Archive size.. : 47.711 bytes (lha packed)
Installer name : LibBase3.10
Installer size : 42.304 bytes
Archive info.. : Scans Memory for Libs/Tasks etc

There  might just  be more installers of the 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus
out  there, today we  found 2 archives. 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 Petra Struck & Alfred, for sending the archive to us.

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