Overkill Virus - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia


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     Overkill Virus

     Name         : Overkill

     Aliases      : -

     Type         : Bootblock
     Size         : 1024 bytes

     Incidence    : No Incidence

     Discovered   : 10 october 1992

     Way to infect: Bootblock

     Rating       : Very dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2
                    Even on turboboards
     Changed  vec.: DoIO, CoolCapture, ColdCapture  (always  with the same

     Damage       : Destroy bootblock & Harddisk damage
                    It writes the original  bootblock to the block 2-3 and
                    destroys in this way some possible data on this tracks

     Removal      : Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3 : VT-Schutz v3.17
                    Kickstart all others: VirusZ III v1.04B or higher, and also Xvs.library v33.47 or higher

     Visible text : Overkill by the ENEMY!    

     Comments     : This virus clears sometimes sectors on devices. Danger
                    You  can  loose  your RigidDiskBlock of your HD or the
                    bootsectors because of  some bugs in the DoIO routines
                    (no security check for the trackdisk device)

     Test made by : Jan Andersen, Virus Help Team

     Ascii of Overkill Bootblock virus (Decoded):

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