PC Flu Virus
Virus Name: PC Flu
V Status: Rare
Discovered: November, 1991
Symptoms: .COM & .EXE growth
Eff Length: 802 Bytes
Type Code: PRfCK - Parasitic Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, F-Prot, IBMAV,
NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV,
NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N,
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The PC Flu virus was received from Europe in November, 1991. Its
origin is unknown. PC Flu is a memory resident infector of .COM
programs, including COMMAND.COM.
The first time a program infected with PC Flu is executed, PC Flu
will become memory resident in low system available free memory,
hooking interrupt 21. Total system and available free memory will
not be changed.
Once PC Flu is memory resident, it will infect .COM programs,
including COMMAND.COM, when they are executed or opened for any
reason. Programs infected with PC Flu will have increased in size
by 802 bytes. The virus will be located at the end of the infected
file. The following text string will be found near the end of all
"PC-FLU by WIZARD 1991"
It is unknown what PC Flu does besides replicate.
See: PC Flu-2