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Virus.DOS.Redcode.1513 is a memory resident parasitic virus on DOS, written by Wintermute from 29A.

Behavior

When the virus is executed, it infects every COMMAND.COM in any directory, it does not infect other files.

The virus behaves stealthy so that that will have no observable size change on infected files.

The infected COMMAND.COM would fail to load on system start.

Memory usage

The exact memory usage is 1,536 bytes.

Payload

Redcode activates on January 1st. It forces the user to watch a game, at the expense of the user's productivity. After the "contest" ends, it hangs the system.

Red-code

Redcode.1513 in action

Other details

The virus contains the internal text strings:

The RedCode virus by Wintermute/29A; yeah, not a kickass at all, but with a funny payload, don't you agree ?
Watch the payload !

Videos

Virus.DOS.RedCode00:21

Virus.DOS.RedCode.1513

Virus.DOS.RedCode.1513

Virus.DOS01:38

Virus.DOS.Redcode

Virus.DOS.Redcode

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