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 Disinfection

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

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



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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