Threat Description

Helloween

Details

Aliases: Helloween
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


This virus doesn't activate, because of an mistake in code (the virus should activate on every Octomber 20th).



Removal


Automatic action

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Technical Details


This virus doesn't contain any destructive routine - it only tries to write the following message:

   Virus napsany specialne pro inzenyra ZAKA ze SPS      *******************      Nepodlehejte panice, mate nakazeno jen par souboru...      (c) 1993 II.A 1988      Tak a ted si vyzkousime treba: RESET      Kdyby kazdy nespokojeny student      napsal virus, tak v nasich skolach by      ani jiny software nekolov      al a McAfee by se divil...  

After this the virus waits for a keypress and then resets the machine.

The 1376 bytes long variant is nearly identical to the Helloween.1839 described above, but it displays this message:

   Nesedte porad u pocitace a zkuste jednou delat neco rozumneho!  *******************        !! Poslouchejte HELLOWEEN - nejlepsi metalovou skupinu !!  

This variant also has a different xor-coding constant, it activates on November 1st when it reboots the machine.





Technical Details:Libor Pechacek, Libor.Pechacek@milada.troja.mff.cuni.cz


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