Virus Name: Quail
Aliases: Quail.414, USSR.414
V Status: New
Discovery: July, 1995
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 414 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: VAlert, AVTK, NAV, NAVDX, IBMAV, ViruScan, F-Prot,
NAV/N, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, Innoc 4.0+
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Quail, Quail.414 or USSR.414, virus was received in July, 1995.
It appears to be from the USSR. Quail is a non-resident, direct
action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM.
When a program infected with the Quail virus is executed, this
virus will infect one .COM file located in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 414 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