SysLock

Classification

Malware

Virus

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SysLock

Summary

One unusual "feature" of this virus is that it will search the disk for the string "Microsoft" and change it into "MACROSOFT". The virus will not infect programs if the environment contains SYSLOCK=@.

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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.

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Technical Details


Variant:Macho

Two minor variants, which will transform the string "Microsoft" into "MACHOSOFT". One is very close to the original SysLock virus, with only one byte different, but the other has been modified somewhat.


Variant:Advent

Activates in December and plays "Oh, Tannenbaum".


Variant:Cookie!

The last variant is 2232 bytes long and known as "Cookie", because it may display the message

I want a COOKIE!

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