Threat Description

Deicide II


Aliases: Deicide
Category: Malware
Platform: W32


A primitive 666 byte overwriting virus. When it activates, it wipes out the first 80 sectors on drive C:. The virus contains the following text:

DEICIDE!         Glenn (666) says : BYE BYE HARDDISK!!         Next time be carufull with illegal stuff.         This experimental virus was written by Glenn Benton to see         if I can make a virus while learning machinecode for 2,5 months.         (C) 10-23-1990 by Glenn. I keep on going making virusses.  


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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Technical Details

Variant:Deicide II


Other: COM-files


This virus is a bit more sophisticated that the first one, but contains equally childish messages.


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