Markt

Classification

Malware

Virus

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Markt, Media, Werbe, VCL.Werbe

Summary

Markt infects COM files that are in directories listed in the PATH. Markt uses a variable encryption, but is not polymorphic.

Removal

Automatic action

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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

Markt activates on the 9th of September. At this date it displays a screen with title "Media Markt", a skull with the text "-=> SuXX! >=-" on it's forehead and the following text:

Ups, all Disk's from C: to Z: Trashed! Sorry about that!

to ALL Military Inventors its Time to give us the Tachyonator!

After this the virus tries to overwrite data on every drive from C: to Z:. Virus is unable to overwrite data on network drives, though.

Markt also has the following text, which is not displayed:

MediaMarkt WerbeVirus '94
(c) MediaMarkt Germany The Wizard

MediaMarkt is a German company that has nothing to do with the virus.