Threat Description

Glupak

Details

Aliases:Glupak, Freaky, THU, Suicidal Dream
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a buggy direct action infector of COM files. It activates on October 21st and attempts to overwrite the hard drive. After this it displays this text and hangs the PC:

Happy Birthday Freaky!


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



Glupak also contains this encrypted text which is never shown:

[TV.Suicidal.Dream.B] (c) 1996 The Freak/The Underground
  From the hypnotic spectre of wake I scream locked in depths
  of suicidal Dream

The virus might also delete *.ZIP and ANTI-VIR.DAT files.

Glupak was confirmed to be in the wild in Switzerland and Finland in April 1996.

There is another 890 byte variant with slightly different texts inside.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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