Threat Description



Aliases: Crew-2480
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32


When an infected program is run, an 'European Cracking Crew' -logo screen will sometimes be displayed. The screen is made of graphical characters and includes the following texts:

This program is cracked by
         Notice this: TS ain't smart at all.
         Distribution since 11-06-1987 (or 06-11-1987)
         Press any key

There are several variants of this virus, and the message varies depending on the variant.

Note that this virus has nothing to do with the "Join The Crew" hoax message.


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