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Virus.DOS.Selectron or Selectron (also known as Selectronic) is a virus that runs on MS-DOS.

Behavior

Selectron is a dangerous memory resident parasitic viruses. It hooks onto INT 21h and writes itself at the end of .COM or .EXE files that are executed or opened. They contain the text strings:

"Selectron.1112": (C) Selectronics Software

"Selectron.1258": Digouter"01/15/88"
(C) Selectronics Software

"Selectron.1800": (C) Selectronics Software
Virus has been disabled.
Countdown to Extinction...

Variants

This virus has 3 versions:

  • Virus.DOS.Selectron.1112
  • Virus.DOS.Selectron.1258
  • Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1112

Selectron.1112 hooks INT 8, 9. On Sunday when Alt-Ctrl-Del keys are pressed, it manifests itself with the video and sound effects.

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1258

Selectron.1258 hooks INT 9, 10h, 1Ch. Under debugger is beeps with PC speaker and reboots the computer. When Alt-Ctrl-Del keys are pressed, it slowly turns the screen off by using VGA card features.

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800

Selectron.1800 is the encrypted virus. On Friday, 13th or depending on the host file name the virus displays:

Countdown to Extinction...

And manifests itself with the sound and Grim Reaper walks across the screen.

It doesn't let the user change the date.

Videos

Virus.DOS.Selectron03:06

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800 (Revisited)

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800 on Standalone PC

Virus.DOS.Selectron00:55

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800

Virus.DOS.Selectron.1800

Virus.DOS04:22

Virus.DOS.Selectronic

Virus.DOS.Selectronic

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