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Virus.DOS.Suicide is a parasitic encrypted virus on DOS.

There are 2 variants:

  • Virus.DOS.Suicide.2048 (A and B)

Behavior

When the virus is run, it infects first 5 uninfected executable files from current directory, EXE files are infected first, followed by COM.

Files infected by the virus might not function properly which would hang the system when run.

Payload

The virus activates randomly.

The virus draws an ASCII image showing someone is hanging themselves (which can be confused for a whale being caught), it also displays the following:

Your PC has been infected by the Suicide virus.
I will now kill myself. Press D to disinfect.

PHALCON/SKISM
1992
Hard at work to make your life
a living hell

If the DOS version is earlier than 3.0, it displays the following instead:

Your PC has been infected by the Suicide virus.
I would disinfect myself, but I despise DOS 2.X
Upgrade now!    Brought to you by PHALCON/SKISM
1992

The virus waits for a keystroke, it claimed if the user presses "D" key it would disinfect that file, but actually it would not.

Other details

Suicide.2048.b contains bugs that may hang the system when run, debugging is required in order to spread.

The virus contains the encrypted text strings:

*.COM
*.EXE
..
[Suicide]
Written by Dark Angel of PHALCON/SKISM
Ross M. Greenberg blows goats.

Videos

Virus.DOS.Suicide00:37

Virus.DOS.Suicide.2048

Virus.DOS.Suicide.2048 on Virtual PC

Virus.DOS05:28

Virus.DOS.Suicide

Virus.DOS.Suicide [Remake]: Credit to danooct1

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