========== Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: MEXX Virus (20-FEB--1993) ========
Entry...............: MEXX Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: SCA Virus family
Virus detected when.: ---
              where.: ---
Classification......: System virus (bootblock), resident
Length of Virus.....: 1. Length on storage medium: 1024 byte
                      2. Length in RAM:            1024 byte
--------------------- Preconditions ------------------------------------
Operating System(s).: AMIGA-DOS
Version/Release.....: 1.2/all, 1.3/all, 2.0/all
Computer model(s)...: All models
--------------------- Attributes ---------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: Typical texts: "Hello there... Here I'm again..."
                         "I've infected ya Disx !"
                         "I'm a simple VIRUS "
                         "and I came from a group called "
                         " --- MEXX --- "
                         " Yeah, reset now !!!  "
                         "Or I will infect more!"
Type of infection...: Self-identification method: testing 3rd longword
                         for matching string "CHW!"
                      System infection: RAM resident, reset resident,
                                        bootblock
Infection Trigger...: Reset
Storage media affected: Only floppy disks (3.5" and 5.25")
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: Permanent damage: overwriting bootblock
                      Transient damage: screen buffer manipulation:
                                        screen becomes black, message
                                        (see above) is shown by
                                        fading in and out pieces of it.
Damage Trigger......: Permanent damage: reset
                      Transient damage: 15th infection
Particularities.....: Any resident program using the CoolCaptureVector
                         is shutdown, also those using ColdCaptureVector
                         when virus is shutdown by its `suicide` function
Similarities........: SCA virus family
--------------------- Agents -------------------------------------------
Countermeasures.....: VirusZ 3.00, VT 2.48, BootX 5.23
Countermeasures successful: VirusZ 3.00, VT 2.48, BootX 5.23
Standard means......: VT 2.48
--------------------- Acknowledgement ----------------------------------
Location............: Virus Test Center, University Hamburg, FRG
Classification by...: Jens Vogler
Documentation by....: Jens Vogler
Date................: 14th December 1992
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of MEXX Virus ================================

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