Panic Virus

 Virus Name:  Panic 
 Aliases:     Cartier, Panic.1056 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   January, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; message 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,056 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, Sweep, NAV, ChAV, 
                    ViruScan, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NProt, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, NShld, NAV/N, LProt, 
                    Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Panic or Cartier virus was received in January, 1995.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Panic is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM.  It 
       displays a message. 
       When a program infected with the Panic virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect the first .COM file located in the current 
       directory.  Programs infected with the Panic virus will have a file 
       length increase of 1,056 bytes with the virus being located at the 
       end of the file.  The program's date and time in the DOS disk 
       directory listing will not be altered.  The following text strings 
       are visible within the viral code in all Panic infected files: 
               "Don't panic it, I am just a virus named [Cartier]. 
                Nice to meet you !" 
               "You are so dirty to get software without any payments ! 
                I don't like it !" 
               "So, I destroy all of your datas in the hard disk now ! 
                Feel so good !" 
               "I wish you like that !" 
               "What about a drink ?" 
               "See you next time !" 
       Once all of the .COM files in the current directory have become 
       infected, this virus will will display the above text, with the 
       exception of the first two text strings above, in a box flashing in 
       the middle of the system display when an infected program is 

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