Threat Description

Zyx

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: DOS
Aliases: Zyx, Zyx

Summary


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



Removal


Automatic action

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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.  Zyx   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


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