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 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



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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