Threat Description

Memorial

Details

Aliases: Memorial, Clint
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a Windows virus which infects DOS COM and EXE files and Windows EXE files. It uses a VxD driver to stay resident in memory.

Memorial activates on 10th of April. At this time it displays a dialog box with text:

Clinton Haines Memorial Virus by Quantum/VLAD and Qark/VLAD
 Clinton Haines, also known as Harry McBungus, Terminator Z and Talon
  died of a drug overdose on his 21st birthday, April the 10th, 1997.
  During his time as a virus writer he wrote the No Frills family,
  X-Fungus, Daemon and 1984 viruses.  He was a good friend to VLAD and
  so we write this virus in his honour.  We hope it's good enough to
  do him justice.
 VLAD Remembers. Rest in Peace

Otherwise the virus just spreads.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Technical Details: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1997


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