Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Dzino

This is a rather simple, parasitic, non-resident COM infector. Its length is exactly 1000 bytes, and that is quite a clever measure, because such an increase in length stays easily unnoticed. But that is it from the point of wisdom. The virus identifies itself by setting the number of seconds at the time of the file origin in infected files on a nonsensical value of 62. After the infected file is run the virus searches through directories and infects the first suitable object. After executing an infected file in the 42nd minute of an hour the virus presents itself by writing the following text on the screen:

Cau Dzino, padaj votad

Then it waits for a keystroke and repeats the whole operation again. It is not clear whether the virus originates from Slovakia, Bohemia or Moravia.

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