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 action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.








Technical Details: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1997


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