Sabbath Virus

 Virus Name:  Sabbath 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   August, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; system hangs 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,684 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, ViruScan, 
                    NAV/N, NShld 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Sabbath virus was received in August, 1993.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Sabbath is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Sabbath virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM program located in the current directory. 
       Infected programs will have a file length increase of 1,684 bytes 
       with the virus being located at the end of the file.  The file's 
       date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not be altered. 
       The following text strings are encrypted within the Sabbath viral 
               "[Sabbath Virus] 1993 By Havoc The Chaos of Trinity" 
               "Sucks To Be You Pal!" 
               "Your Computer Infected With The Sabbath Virus - Trinity!" 
               "Dedicated To Heaven In Black (He's Excited By This!)" 
               "*.COM .." 
       System hangs frequently occur when infected programs are executed. 

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