Rage Virus

 Virus Name:  Rage 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   November, 1991 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; message 
 Origin:      Canada 
 Eff Length:  575 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, F-Prot, PCScan, 
                    NAV, IBMAV, NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, 
                    NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Rage virus was received in November, 1991.  Rage is from 
       Canada, and one of the viruses which RABID appears to have written. 
       This virus is a non-resident, direct action infector of .COM 
       programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with Rage is executed, the virus will check 
       the current drive and directory for an uninfected .COM file to 
       infect.  If one is found, other than very small .COM files, the 
       Rage virus will infect it.  Infected files increase in size by 575 
       bytes with the virus being located at the end of the infected file. 
       There will be no change in the file's date/time in the DOS directory 
       listing.  The following text string can be found in infected files: 
               "Patricia Boon" 
       Programs infected with Rage will occassionally display the following 
       message when they are executed: 
               "Pray for death - RABID '91" 
       This message cannot be found in infected files as it is encrypted 
       within the viral code. 
       It is unknown if Rage does anything besides replicate. 

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