CheapExe

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

Summary

CheapExe is a simple virus which infects EXE files when it is executed. The virus does not stay resident in memory. The virus is encrypted with a variable key.

Removal

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Technical Details

CheapExe contains this text, which is never displayed:

I loved you,
I always loved you,
but it was nothing but a waste

of time. May
you
burn
in
the
Hell,
if
it
really
exists, my

little
slut, or
 suffer
what
you
made
my
 fragile
 and

tender
heart
 suffer. This
should
be
the
right
Doom
for

each
fucking
cheater
......... if
it
was,
it
wouldn't
be

this
one
the
Hell. Ti amavo poiche' mi facevi

tenerezza....adesso ti odio poiche' mi fai schifo a proposito:

Tanti Auguri, Valentina
 ChEaPeXe v1.0

...by WarBlaDe/LT...

CheapExe is probably written in Italy. It was reported to be in the wild in Finland in December 1996.

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