|Detected||Jan 23 1997 20:00 GMT|
|Released||Jan 23 1997 20:00 GMT|
|Published||Jan 12 2000 13:21 GMT|
These are dangerous memory resident parasitic encrypted viruses. They hook INT 1Ch, 21h and write themselves to the end of .COM files that are accessed. While infecting a file they check the file name and delete some anti-virus programs. "Taz.995" beeps on any INT 1Ch call. "Taz.1041" displays the message on execution of some anti-virus programs. The viruses contain the text strings:
[TAZ-10] By The WÉÆ (C) Sector Infector 1993 ___ TÆZ-10 ___ Released 12-06-93 Yes, it is a Firefly Hack! I Miss Ya, Taz!"Taz.1041":
[TAZ-10] By The WÉÆ (C) Sector Infector 1993 Released 12-06-93 Yes, it is a Firefly Hack! Time to FUCK it UP! FUCKIN IT uhhh..... huh huh
Viruses replicate on the resources of the local machine.
Unlike worms, viruses do not use network services to propagate or penetrate other computers. A copy of a virus will reach remote computers only if the infected object is, for some reason unrelated to the virus function, activated on another computer. For example: