Threat Description

Kenston

Details

Aliases: Kenston, Haha
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Win95/Kenston (also known as Win95/Haha) is was found in February 1999. It infects Win95/Win98 program files. The virus is encrypted with a simple XOR function.

When an infected file is executed, the virus locates clean PE EXE files and infects them. It does not do anything else.



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 contains these texts which are never displayed:

Boles and Manning are arrogant facists. They have no computer
        sk1llz and KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL's computers are 0wn3d. I AM
        BACK KOONS YOU MOTHERFUCKER dowN wiTh KenSTON..... yOU tRIED
        tO rID yOUrSELf oF mE BefoREbUT fAILED
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
		
		

Win95/Kenston has been found in the wild in several parts of Europe.

It has probably been written by a studen in the Kenston High School, in Ohio, USA. The people mentioned in the above text are working for this school and have nothing to do with the virus.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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