CheapExe is a simple virus which infects EXE files when it is executed. The virus does not stay resident in memory. The virus is encrypted with a variable key.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
CheapExe contains this text, which is never displayed:
I loved you, I always loved you, but it was nothing but a waste of time. May you burn in the Hell, if it really exists, my little slut, orsuffer what you made myfragileand tender heartsuffer. This should be the right Doom for each fucking cheater ......... if it was, it wouldn't be this one the Hell. Ti amavo poiche' mi facevi tenerezza....adesso ti odio poiche' mi fai schifo a proposito: Tanti Auguri, Valentina ChEaPeXe v1.0 ...by WarBlaDe/LT...
CheapExe is probably written in Italy. It was reported to be in the wild in Finland in December 1996.
Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure