MacGyver

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

Summary

MacGyver is a family of resident viruses with the following properties:

  • MacGyver.2803 : Infects EXE files
  • MacGyver.2824 : Infects EXE files
  • MacGyver.3160 : Infects COM and EXE files
  • MacGyver.4112 : Infects COM and EXE files and boot sectors
  • MacGyver.4480 : Infects COM and EXE files, stealth
  • MacGyver.4643 : Infects COM and EXE files
  • MacGyver.4645 : Infects COM and EXE files, stealth

Removal

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Technical Details

These variants will not infect the following files:

  • MacGyver.2803 : SCAN ZTEST EXEGOD
  • MacGyver.2824 : SCAN ZTEST EXEGOD
  • Macgyver.3160 : SCAN CLEAN PCCILLIN ZTEST ZLOCK VI COMMAND ZLOCKE ZLOCK
  • Macgyver.4112 : SCAN CLEAN PCCILLIN ZTEST ZLOCK VI COMMAND ZLOCKE ZLOCK
  • Macgyver.4480 : COMMAND IBMBIO IBMDOS
  • Macgyver.4645 : COMMAND

Variants contain the following texts:

MacGyver.2803
 : MACGYVER V1.0 Written by JOEY in Keelung. TAIWAN MacGyver.2824.A : MACGYVER V1.0 Written by JOEY in Keelung. TAIWAN Macgyver.2824.B : * Satan
Virus * MAD !! Another
Masterpiece of Sax
(c) Copyright 1993 Written by Mad Satan... Ver 2.02 MACGYVER V1.0 Written by JOEY in Keelung. TAIWAN MacGyver v4.0 written by Dark Slayer in Keelung, Taiwan.
93/09/09 Macgyver.4480
 : MacGyver v4.0 written by Dark Slayer
Taiwan. 93/09/09

2803, 2824 and 4480 byte variants activate by playing a song. 3160 byte variant displays this message:

* MacGyver
V2.2 * Hi!
I am MacGyver Written by [Y.J.D] in Keelung. TAIWAN Don't Worry,I just a Virus. Ha..Ha...

and 4645 byte variant displays this message:

* MacGyver
V3.0 * Hi!
I am MacGyver
 Written by


Dark Slayer in Keelung. TAIWAN Don't Worry,I just a Virus. Ha..Ha...

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