Quirk Virus

 Virus Name:  Quirk 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   October, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM files created 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  9,977 Bytes 
 Type Code:   SNE - Spawning or Companion Non-Resident .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, NAVDX, NAV, AVTK 7.68+, 
                    NShld, NAV/N, AVTK/N 7.68+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Quirk virus was submitted in October, 1992.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Quirk is a non-resident spawning 
       or companion virus. 
       When a program infected with the Quirk virus is executed, the 
       Quirk virus will infect two or more .EXE programs in the 
       current directory.  The .EXE programs themselves are not altered, 
       rather the virus creates a 9,977 byte .COM file in the same 
       directory with the same base file name.  The newly created .COM 
       files are not hidden, and will have the file date and time in the 
       DOS disk directory listing set to the system date and time when 
       infection occurred. 
       It is unknown if Quirk does anything besides replicate. 

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