Kenston

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Kenston, Haha

Summary

Win95/Kenston (also known as Win95/Haha) is was found in February 1999. It infects Win95/Win98 program files. The virus is encrypted with a simple XOR function.

When an infected file is executed, the virus locates clean PE EXE files and infects them. It does not do anything else.

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.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

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  • Submit a sample

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    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

The virus contains these texts which are never displayed:

Boles and Manning are arrogant facists. They have no computer
 sk1llz and KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL's computers are 0wn3d. I AM
 BACK KOONS YOU MOTHERFUCKER dowN wiTh KenSTON..... yOU tRIED
 tO rID yOUrSELf oF mE BefoREbUT fAILED
 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 		 		

Win95/Kenston has been found in the wild in several parts of Europe.

It has probably been written by a studen in the Kenston High School, in Ohio, USA. The people mentioned in the above text are working for this school and have nothing to do with the virus.