Virus Name: Phalcon.894
V Status: Rare
Discovered: April, 1994
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 894 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: ViruScan, F-Prot, IBMAV, Sweep, AVTK,
NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV,
NProt, AVTK/N, NShld, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NAV/N
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Phalcon.894 virus was received in April, 1994. It is probably
from North America. Phalcon.894 is a non-resident, direct action
infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM.
When a program infected with the Phalcon.894 virus is executed, this
virus will infect all of the .COM programs in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 894 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 encrypted within the viral code:
"\ *.com *.* .."