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Tequila.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Tequila.A
Technical name:Tequila.A.MBR
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects executable files and the boot sector of hard disks. It displays a graph and a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Dec. 29, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tequila.A is a MS-DOS virus that infects:

  • Files with an EXE extension.
  • The boot sector of hard disks (Master Boot Record or MBR).

Tequila.A goes memory resident, and waits for the affected computer to run files with an EXE extension in order to infect them.

When it activates, Tequila.A displays a colored Mandelbrot fractal (that is, a graphic simulation of a complex number) with ASCII characters.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Tequila.A is easy to identify as, when it activates, it displays the following image, a fractal (graphic simulation of a complex number) with ASCII characters:

In addition, it then displays the following texts on screen:

  • mov ax, FE03 / INT 21. Key to go on!
  • Welcome to T.TEQUILA's latest production.
    Contact T.TEQUILA/P.o.Box 543/6312 St'hausen/Switzerland. Loving thoughts to L.I.N.D.A
    BEER and TEQUILA forever !