BatMan_II

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus
OTHERResident, EXE-files

Summary

During execution of an infected file the virus decrypts itself by using 5 different decryptors. However, it is not polymorphic. The virus uses several anti-debugging tricks like using INT 1,3,9 as decryptors and direct port commands.

After that it hooks INT 13h, 21h and stays memory resident. BatMan_II.3372 is a stealth virus, it changes the DOS file time stamp to 62 seconds. During execution the virus searches for *.EXE files, then writes itself to the end of them.



Removal

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Technical Details

BatMan_II sometimes corrupts files, due to a bug in it's infection routine. The corrupted files halt or reboot the system and they will not work after the disinfection either.

The virus contains a few text strings, but they are encrypted:

Bat Man II          *.EXE          COMMAND          \NAWIAT       ( --> backwards \TAIWAN )  

The virus has shorter variants, too.

BatMan_II was found in the wild in USA in August 1996.

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