Small ARCV Virus
Virus Name: Small ARCV
V Status: Rare
Discovered: November, 1992
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 236 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: AVTK, F-Prot, NAV, ViruScan, Sweep, IBMAV,
NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV,
NShld, Sweep/N, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc,
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Small ARCV virus was received from England in November, 1992.
Small ARCV is a non-resident, direct action infector of .COM
programs, including COMMAND.COM. It doesn't appear to do anything
When a program infected with the Small ARCV virus is executed, this
virus will infect one .COM program located in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 236 bytes with
the virus being located at the end of the file. The program's date
and time will not be altered. The following text string can be
found within the viral code in all Small ARCV infected programs:
"[SmallARCV] Apache Warrior. *.com"