Name         : Smily Cancer I

     Aliases      : No Aliases

     Type/Size    : Link/3916

     Clones       : No Clones 

     Symptoms     : No Symptoms

     Discovered   : 01-01-90

     Way to infect: Link infection

     Rating       : Less Dangerous

     Kickstarts   : 1.2/1.3/2.0

     Damage       : Some files cause an GURU after infection.

     Removal      : Use a good viruskiller.

     Comments     : The  Smily  Cancer virus  is  a very well coded virus.
                    Although  the virus doesn`t work with HD-Disks, I must
                    must  say  that the programmers had a lot of knowledge
                    in virus programming. 


                    The  virus  copies  itself to $7F000 and stay resident
                    over  the KICK-Vectors. To infect files the virus uses
                    the  BeginIO() (!!!) Vector from the trackdisk.device.


                    The special thing of the virus is that it DOESN`T uses
                    any  dos.library  routines  to  infect other files and
                    that means a lot of hard work, belive me. 


                    If  you  are  inserting  an  unprotected disk the virus
                    scans it immediately for the Rootblock (Only DD-Disks).
                    After  that  it reads the startup-sequence and searches
                    for  the  first  file entry.  That means the virus just
                    infects  the  1.st file of the startup-sequence.  


                    After  every  10.th infection your mousepointer will be
                    turned  into  a yellow  "Smily"  with a hat. Under this
                    "Smily" a  little scroller appeares which tells you the
                    following  (this routine just works with kickstart 1.2/
                    1.3):

                    "HI  THERE ???  A NEW AGE IN VIRUS MAKING HAS BEGUN !!!
                    THANX  TO  US" THANX TO: --- CENTURIONS --- AND WE HAVE
                    THE  PLEASURE TO INFORM YOU THAT SOME OF YOUR DISKS ARE
                    INFECTED  WITH OUR FIRST MASTER PIECE CALLED: THE SMILY
                    CANCER  HAVE  FUN LOOKING FOR IT AND STAY TUNED FOR OUR
                    NEXT PRODUCTIONS CENTURIONS: THE FUTURE IS NEAR"


                    In memory you can read the following message:

                    "HELLO  HACKERS  OUT  THERE!!  A NEW FORCE HAS BORN IN
                    ITALY:  --- CENTURIONS  --- OUR  TEAM IS COMPOSED OD 2
                    GUYZ:  ME & HIM. (AHAHHA!) THE AIM OF -- CENTURIONS --
                    IS  JUST  VIRUSMAKING WE HAVE LOTTA FUN DOING THIS AND
                    WE  ALSO  HOPE  TO  GIVE FUN TO THE KILLERS MAKERS (HI
                    STEVE TIBBETT!) HAW! HAW! HAW!" 

                    "SIGNED: ME & HIM / CENTURIONS"



    SHI - A.D 08-94

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