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Virus.DOS.Omega.440 is a very dangerous parasitic virus on DOS, it is named by the character printed in the payload.

Behavior

When the virus is run, it infects every DOS executable file in the current directory.

Advanced details

This virus does not stay memory resident.

MD5 hash:

8c77eff61b0e83a7cdd61b912a379f90

Payload

The virus activates on Friday 13th.

When an infected program is run, instead of running the host, the virus displays an Omega character (ASCII EAh), and erases hard drive sectors.

Some files may eventually disappear due to the lost of data in sectors, running programs that part of them locating in corrupted sectors may cause fatal system errors.

The system will no longer able to start after next boot.

Other details

The virus contains the internal text strings:

*.COM
C:\

Media

Virus.DOS

Virus.DOS.Omega

Omega virus review by danooct1

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