Poor Man Virus

 Virus Name:  Poor Man 
 Aliases:     Beggar 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  October, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,168 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, F-Prot, Sweep, AVTK, IBMAV, NAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NProt, NAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Poor Man, or Beggar, virus was submitted in October, 1993.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Poor Man is a non-resident 
       direct action infector. 
       When a program infected with the Poor Man virus is executed, this 
       virus may infect one .COM program located in the C: drive root 
       directory of the C: drive DOS subdirectory.  Infected .COM programs 
       will have a file length increase of 1,168 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 is visible within the viral code in all Poor Man infected 
               "c:\command.com c:\dos\command.com" 
               "Good morning, Sir!  How nice it is! Please giv" 
               "Good morning, sir! How nice it is!" 
               "Please give me some money, I,m a poor man." 
               "Do some good things, sir!" 

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