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Old 16 January 2020, 18:22   #21
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Nice suggest Viceroy .... i will do that !
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Old 16 January 2020, 19:44   #22
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Nice suggest Viceroy .... i will do that !
It's only 1 file ;-)
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Old 17 January 2020, 02:10   #23
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That's not true; TOSEC still contains many disks that have viruses hence this flag:
they must delete those files or at least repair if possible to make free of virus
I don't know why they add viruses to the collection
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Old 17 January 2020, 02:19   #24
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they must delete those files or at least repair if possible to make free of virus
I don't know why they add viruses to the collection
Good luck with getting the TOSEC team to do that

...there's been numerous discussion about this in the past years; they include everything, even if infected by viruses.
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Good luck with getting the TOSEC team to do that

...there's been numerous discussion about this in the past years; they include everything, even if infected by viruses.
I have been checking tosec stuff and it seems they included some disks infected with saddam virus ( a very old virus from the beginning of the 90s)

The saddam virus is inoffensive for hardisks but very dangerous for floppies
it start infecting the bootblock, then destroy all sectors if you try to run diskdoctor or any other disk repair tool

When some Amiga is infected with saddam virus any non write protected floppy you insert there becomes infected and impossible to repair without lost of some data
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As far as I know Saddam Virus doesn't install on FFS floppies and on >= OS 2.0. I.e. works only on very old systems.
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Old 17 January 2020, 14:06   #27
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Someone should fix those old viruses so they work on newer Amigas!! :-D

(Only joking of course...)
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Old 18 January 2020, 00:58   #28
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As far as I know Saddam Virus doesn't install on FFS floppies and on >= OS 2.0. I.e. works only on very old systems.
saddam virus destroys anything which is on floppy, specially the boot block and certain sectors
it does not check if the disk is formatted on OFS or FFS

you get a workbench advice "volume xxx on DF0 is not validated" and start to spin and spin and never ends
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Old 18 January 2020, 12:56   #29
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Saddam seems to be 1.2/1.3 only : http://agn-www.informatik.uni-hambur...l/saddamor.htm
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it does not check if the disk is formatted on OFS or FFS
See link from mrprawns or other source. Seems the virus was written in <=1991. At that time only OS <=1.3 exists.

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Particularities: 1) No infection occurs when using FastFilingSystems or running AmigaOS Version 2.0. 2) Virus uses direct Dos.Library Jumps. Encrypts itself with pseudo random number upon infection. 3) Virus installs a message port which called "mycon.write".
Maybe you can verify this.
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Old 18 January 2020, 15:15   #31
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Saddam does not destroy anything. It encrypts sectors which only can be read when the virus is active. Also, since 2.0 the validator is in ROM and no longer on the disk, meaning Saddam no longer gets activated.
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you are confused
saddam virus corrupt any floppy bootblock no matter if the disk is FFS or OFS or not DOS

in the link says :

Storage Media affected: Any floppy disk (every trackdisk.device)
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