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

There are 2 variants:

  • Virus.DOS.Suicide.2048 (A and B)


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.

Advanced details

This is a non memory resident virus.

MD5 hashes:

Variant Hash
Suicide.2048.a be6cfc87bf1832cac42219c3b2246b1d
Suicide.2048.b 3cc00b429ea80a82ae6cd5e56108e065


The payload activates randomly.

The payload 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.

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

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:

Written by Dark Angel of PHALCON/SKISM
Ross M. Greenberg blows goats.




Virus.DOS.Suicide.2048 on Virtual PC



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

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