- This is about the virus. If you were looking for the system crash screens, see Blue Screen of Death.
There are 2 variants:
When the virus is run, it infects the first uninfected DOS executable located in specified directories defined by PATH environment variable by writing itself to the end of the file. On infection the virus might corrupt the host, running these files may hang the system.
The infection size varies between different files.
No TSR code is present so that the virus will not stay memory resident after execution.
The virus activates on Friday 13th.
When an infected program is run it appends the message before running the host program:
That could be a crash, crash, crash !
Once an infected program is run, the virus displays randomly colored bars and characters on the screen.
The virus contains the internal text strings:
- List of variants of the Crash virus on VX Heaven