Hippie

Classification

Malware

Virus

W32

Hippie

Summary

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.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

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.

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