Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
Name : Mutilator
Aliases : Max - Mutilator
Clones : No Clones
Type : Bootblock
Size : 1024 bytes
Symptoms : No Symptoms
Discovered : 13 october 1992
Way to infect: Boot infection
Rating : Harmless
Kickstarts : Only 1.3 with RANGER RAM ! ($C00000)
Damage : Overwrites boot
Manifestation: A GFX-Routine
Removal : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
Kickstart all others: VirusZ III v1.04ß or higher, and also Xvs.library v33.47 or higher
Comments : The Mutilator Virus only works on a few systems.
As you can see above the virus needs Kickstart 1.3
and a special (FAST)Ram called `Ranger Ram`.
People who are booting with an infected disk and
who can`t afford the above mentioned conditions will
see a GURU ! But if you have such a Ram + Kickstart
the virus will do the following:
1) The virus copies itself at $7FAD0 and changes the
coolcapture-vector to stay resident.
After the next reset the virus patches the DoIO() &
The DoIO()-Patch is used to infect other disks.
Every time when the Supervisor()-Vector is used by
the system, the virus increases a value by 1. If
this value reaches 224 (and an other 160) the virus
executes a GFX-Routine with an endless-loop. But
this routine has an programming-error (Color-Initial
Routine is the last S..t!), so you will get an black
After 3 infects the virus gives out an alert:
"THIS IS THE NEW MUTILATOR VIRUS !"
"BY MAX OF STARLIGHT!"
This text is crypted, you CAN'T read it in the BB.
There is another crypted text in the BB which says
Thanx to The Executors for Spreading this GREAT code
! done: -1992-
Test made by : Safe Hex International
Screenshot of Mutilator Virus:
Ascii of Mutilator Bootblock virus (Decoded):