Angel Virus

 Virus Name:  Angel 
 Aliases:     Angel.462 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   September, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  462 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ChAV, ViruScan, AVTK, NAV, NAVDX, PCScan, 
                    Innoc, NShld, AVTK/N, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Angel virus was received in September, 1996.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Angel is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Angel virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect the first uninfected .COM file located in the 
       current directory.  Infected programs will have a file length 
       increase of 462 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 infected files: 
           "*.com PATH" 

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