Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Aliases: 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.

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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.