Threat Description

Hippie

Details

Aliases: Hippie
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Hippie virus is a typical boot sector and MBR infector. The virus does not fit in to the boot sector alone, so it takes allocates three additional sectors. All of the sectors are encrypted.



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



The virus is harmless, but has stealth features. You have to boot from a clean floppy to disinfect it. Hippie does not decrease the amount of available memory.

The author of Hippie is "Dr. White", who has written the Junkie and Desperado viruses as well.





Technical Details: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1996


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