Saturday The 14TH Virus

 Virus Name:  Saturday The 14TH 
 Aliases:     Durban, Saturday 14th 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  March, 1990 
 Symptoms:    TSR;.COM, .EXE, .OV? growth; corrupts boot sector, FAT & 
              master boot sector on Saturday 14th 
 Origin:      Republic of South Africa 
 Eff Length:  669 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRA - Parasitic Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, NAV, F-Prot, Sweep, IBMAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The first reports of the Saturday The 14TH virus came from South 
       Africa in March 1990.  The Saturday The 14TH, or Durban virus, is a 
       memory resident generic file infector, infecting COM, .EXE, and 
       overlay files, but not COMMAND.COM.  Infected files will increase 
       in length by between 669 and 684 bytes. 
       The Saturday The 14TH virus activates on any Saturday that falls on 
       the 14TH of any month, at which time it will overwrite the first 
       100 logical sectors of the C: drive, B: drive, and A: drive.  In 
       effect, on drive C:, the virus destroys the hard disk boot sector, 
       master boot sector, and file allocation table (FAT). 

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