Quck Virus

 Virus Name:  Quck 
 Aliases:     Quck.823 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   January, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time seconds = "16"; 
              unexpected system reboots may occur 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  823 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: NAV, NAVDX, ViruScan, IBMAV, AVTK, VAlert, F-Prot, 
                   AVTK/N, NAV/N, NShld, IBMAV/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Quck or Quck.823 virus was received in January, 1996.  Its origin 
       or point of isolation is unknown.  Quck is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Quck virus is executed, this virus 
       will infect the first .COM file located in the current directory, 
       regardless of whether the .COM file was previously infected by the 
       virus.  Infected .COM files will have a file length increase of 823 
       bytes for each copy of the virus located on the infected file.  The 
       virus will be located at the end of the file.  The program's date and 
       time in the DOS disk directory listing will not appear to be altered, 
       though the seconds field will have been set to "16".  The following 
       text strings are visible within the viral code: 
           "King_Size 92" 
           "PATH=A:\*.COM A:\*" 
       Unexpected system reboots may occur when infected programs are 

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