Virus Name: Reboot
V Status: Rare
Discovery: August, 1992
Symptoms: .COM file growth; unexpected system reboots
Origin: Eastern Europe
Eff Length: 715 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: F-Prot, Sweep, ViruScan, IBMAV, AVTK, NAVDX,
NAV, VAlert, ChAV, PCScan,
NShld, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Reboot virus was received in August, 1992. It is originally
from Eastern Europe. Reboot is a non-resident, direct action
infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM.
When a program infected with the Reboot virus is executed, this
virus will infect one .COM program located in the current directory.
If COMMAND.COM is located in this directory, it may become infected.
Programs infected with the Reboot virus will have a file length
increase of 715 bytes with the virus being located at the end
of the file. One text string is visible in infected programs:
Systems infected with the Reboot virus may experience unexpected
system reboots occurring when infected programs are executed.