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  3. Xuxa.1656


February 8, 1996
February 13, 2007 12:46:50 PM
Systems Affected:

Xuxa.1656 is a virus believed to originate in South America because of its references to Xuxa, a popular children’s television personality in Brazil.

When an infected file is executed, Xuxa.1656 becomes memory-resident and then infects files as they are run. The system frequently crashes when Xuxa.1656 is infecting .EXE files or running them after they have been infected. Whether they run or not, almost all .COM or .EXE files can be repaired by Norton AntiVirus if they have been infected by Xuxa.1656.

On any Saturday in March, between 9 and 11 p.m., the following message is printed:

    Xuxa Park 1.0 By Hades. Y luchemos para que todos los niños del mundo tengan derecho a soñar, a soñar para igual.

Translated into English, the message reads:

    We fight for all the children of the world to have the right to dream, to dream as equals.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 28, 1996
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 28, 1996
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 28, 1996
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 28, 1996
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 28, 1996
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