Hippie virus is a typical boot sector and MBR infector. The virus does not fit in to the boot sector alone, so it takes allocates three additional sectors. All of the sectors are encrypted.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.
The virus is harmless, but has stealth features. You have to boot from a clean floppy to disinfect it. Hippie does not decrease the amount of available memory.
The author of Hippie is "Dr. White", who has written the Junkie and Desperado viruses as well.
Technical Details:Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1996