Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Aliases: Zyx, Zyx


This is a simple virus which tries to disable existing antivirus software before spreading itself.


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Technical Details

The virus corrupts some C, PAS, TXT, ME, DOC, BAK and ASM files by writing this poem to the beginning of them:

To Karen
In the realm of a greek deity, I dreamt of you.
A weird reverie,
 Typewriters were like clouds, high in the sky,
 The floor was made of paper,
 Pencils stood for trees,
 A light bulb, low on the horizon, made a perfect sunset.
And it rained words ...
Then you came, more beautiful than ever,
 The only one real in my cyberspace.
I felt like holding you im my arms, touching your hair,
 Telling you how much I loved you,
 How much I wanted to lose myself in your pretty brown eyes.
I was almost in heaven.
Suddenly it was pitch dark,
 The greek god had turned off the PC. It said:
 'Buddy you're just a damned cyberpunk
 whose only friends are NPCs.'
 I opened my eyes, it was dawning outside.
You weren't there.
I miss you. I really miss you.
 From the slums of
 Beverly Hills.


The virus also contains the text strings:

  • I'MWackOkiDtHebRainChildOfZyx
  • Stopsnoopingintomywork
  • Itoldyoutostop
  • Ifyuwanagoontakesomeflowerstoyourgirltoday&makeherhappyok
  • IhateturksazerbaijanisandKARABAGHbelongstous
  • Sowhatdidyougainwiseass
  • wishIhaddonesomethingelse

Description Created: 2006-01-01 09:38:19.0

Description Last Modified: 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0