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19.Aug.2001
Jan Andersen (E-Mail)


Virus Help Denmark: Viruswarnung II
Virus Help Denmark hat noch einen Installer des 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' Linkvirus gefunden. Der Installer befindet sich im dem Archiv 'S-Exec12.lha', welches bis vor kurzem im Aminet war.

Es gibt nach wie vor keine Möglichkeit, das Virus zu entfernen. Das Virus infiziert innerhalb weniger Minuten mehrere Hundert Dateien, indem nunmehr 3748 Bytes drangehängt werden. Virus Help Denmark hat allerdings eine Lösung gefunden, wie man das Virus erkennen kann: Nach dem Entpacken des Archives zunächst die Dateien in einen Text-Editor laden und nach folgendem String fahnden:

-=COVAH=-

Wenn Sie diesen String in weiteren Archiven finden, schicken Sie es bitte an Virus Help Denmark. Jan Erik Olausen arbeitet bereits an einem Update der xvs.library.

Hier die komplette Meldung:
Here we go again....... Yet, again another installer of the new virus 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00'.

Again there is "NO" cure for this virus right now. You can find infected files, you will have to replace the infected files with new clean files. This installer will install the 'Hitch-Hiker v5.00' virus will add 3748 bytes to every infected file, and place it self in memory, so you will have to watch out for that as well. This virus will infect anything that it can get into.

There is a way to see if the archive you download is an installer of this virus, all you have to do is to unpack the archive, read the file in an texteditor (eg. CygnusEd), and search for this text string in the code (THIS IS ONLY FOR THE INSTALLER):

-=COVAH=-

If you find -=COVAH=- in the code, that is an installer of this virus then please send he archive to us.

The virus size has change this time, now it is 3748 bytes.

In the code (decoded), you can read:

Hitch-Hiker Millenium (5.00) Featuring the Hitcher's Advanced Versatile Optimizing Codemix Engine A welcome present for Jan Erik by xxxxxx/xxx! -= On Tour 1995-2001 =-

(VHT-Denmark removed the names of the programmer handle, and replaced it with 'xxxxxx')

If this is a welcome present for Jan Erik Olausen, the programmer of VirusExecutor & xvs.library, I think that he would rather have a cold beer. But he will surely put recog. for Hitch-Hiker 5.00 in the new update of xvs.library...

The archive was uploaded to AmiNet, but it has been removed now. (Thanks Urban).

This is what we know of the virus:

Virus Type.... : Linkvirus
Virus name.... : Hitch-Hiker 5.00 (Millenium)
Virus size.... : 3748 bytes
Archive name.. : S-Exec12.lha
Archive size.. : 9.905 bytes (lha packed)
Installer name : LibBase3.10
Installer size : S-Exec
Archive info.. : Compress executables.

There might just be more installers of the 'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus out there, we have found 3 archive in 2 days. If you find anything please send it to us.

The 'xvs.library' (external Virus Scanner library) will be updated as soon as possible. In the mean time, take care...

Thanks to D. Olsen for the info about the archive and to Ronald Dijk for sending the archive to us.
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