Threat Description

Markt

Details

Aliases:Markt, Media, Werbe, VCL.Werbe
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Markt infects COM files that are in directories listed in the PATH. Markt uses a variable encryption, but is not polymorphic.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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



Markt activates on the 9th of September. At this date it displays a screen with title "Media Markt", a skull with the text "-=> SuXX! >=-" on it's forehead and the following text:

Ups, all Disk's from C: to Z: Trashed! Sorry about that!
to ALL Military Inventors its Time to give us the Tachyonator!

After this the virus tries to overwrite data on every drive from C: to Z:. Virus is unable to overwrite data on network drives, though.

Markt also has the following text, which is not displayed:

MediaMarkt WerbeVirus '94  (c) MediaMarkt Germany The Wizard
  

MediaMarkt is a German company that has nothing to do with the virus.






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