======= Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: SUPERBOY Virus (20-FEB-1993) =======
Entry...............: SUPERBOY Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: VERMIN 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, 2.01/all
Computer model(s)...: All models
--------------------- Attributes ---------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: Typical text:  'The Famous SuperBoy'
Type of infection...: RAM resident, reset resident, bootblock
Storage media affected: All media (FD,HD)
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: Permanent damage: overwriting block zero of
                                        the same device (ususally the
                                        bootblock)
                      Transient damage: displaying Alert.
Damage Trigger......: Permanent damage: Read/Write-access (DoIO) on
                                        bootblock
                      Transient damage: every 8th infection.
Particularities.....: Changes DoIO vector; uses CoolCaptureVector;
                         pressing the Firebutton of Port 1 during
                         reset removes the virus and turns the screen
                         purple for approx. 4 seconds (timing only
                         correct on 7MHz-AMIGAS as this is only a
                         CPU-loop)
Similarities........: VERMIN virus
--------------------- 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...: Karim Senoucci
Documentation by....: Karim Senoucci
Date................: 14th DECEMBER 1992
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of SUPERBOY Virus ============================

[Go back]