This virus adds itself to the end of infected files and encrypts the full file after that.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
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When run, the virus decrypts the original program and writes it to the file called HOOTERS.EXE. Then it executes this file and finally deletes it - sometimes leaving a zero byte HOOTERS.EXE behind.
A side-effect of this is that the memory map might list - for example - an infected mouse driver as HOOTERS.EXE instead of MOUSE.EXE.
Hooters was found in the wild in Australia in September 1996. It has been spread over the internet.
Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure