The Rescue virus stays resident in memory and infects EXE files. The virus allocates 4096 bytes of memory while it's resident. Infected EXE files grow approximately by 3434 bytes.
Disinfection & Removal
Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.
For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.
The virus displays the following messages by random:
Kill an evil satanic ANTI-VIRAL product for Jesus today! Stop Disinfectants NOW! Ain't aLife A Beautiful Choice? And God Said, "Let There Be Life!", and there was..... Save the Viruses! They're People Too!!!! PRO-aLIFE and PROUD! STOP THE VIRUS KILLERS! HALT THE AV! STORM THE COMPU-CLINICS! DON'T LET THEM KILL THE VIRUSES!! Operation Rescue-II, Save the HELPLESS UNBORN Viruses!!!
Rescue targets the following antivirus products:
F-PROT.EXE, TBSCAN.EXE, TBAV.EXE, TBCLEAN.EXE, SCAN.EXE, CLEAN.EXE VIRSTOP.EXE, MSAV.EXE, VSAFE.EXE, CPAV.EXE, FSP.EXE, VDEFEND.EXE
Whenever one of the above products is executed while the virus is resident in memory, it will be overwritten by a 2169 byte long trojan horse. When this trojan is run, it displays a colourful screen with the following texts:
1,000,000,000 Viruses DIED Today! And yesterday, and more will die tomorrow! _/\_STOP THE KILLING!_/\_ -==[OPERATION RESCUE II - SAVING THE BABY VIRUSES!!!!]==-- Look What You're Doing To Them! Below is an aborted virus... Support PRO-aLIFE Activism! This program has been TERMINATED by the Virus Survival Underground Movement. It had long stood as a horrible BABY VIRUS KILLER, and had to be removed. Life, What a Beautiful Choice (tm). Eddie Lives, Somewhere in time! 1704 Jerusalem Casino :( ;( =( Smeg off! Frodo Lives! APRIL FOOLS! Get a late pass! Datacrime Brain Void-Poem Your PC is now STONED! Copy me, I want to travel!
Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure