Threat Description

Glupak

Details

Aliases: Glupak, Freaky, THU, Suicidal Dream
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This is a buggy direct action infector of COM files. It activates on October 21st and attempts to overwrite the hard drive. After this it displays this text and hangs the PC:

Happy Birthday Freaky!  


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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Technical Details


Glupak also contains this encrypted text which is never shown:

[TV.Suicidal.Dream.B] (c) 1996 The Freak/The Underground         From the hypnotic spectre of wake I scream locked in depths         of suicidal Dream  

The virus might also delete *.ZIP and ANTI-VIR.DAT files.

Glupak was confirmed to be in the wild in Switzerland and Finland in April 1996.

There is another 890 byte variant with slightly different texts inside.





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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