Spanz Virus

 Virus Name:  Spanz 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  September, 1991 
 Symptoms:    .COM growth; file date/time may disappear 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  639 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, F-Prot, ChAV, 
                    IBMAV, NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, NProt, AVTK/N, LProt, NAV/N, 
                    Innoc, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Spanz virus was received in September, 1991.  It originated in 
       Europe.  Spanz is a non-resident, direct action infector of .COM 
       files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with Spanz is executed, Spanz will search 
       the current directory to locate the first uninfected .COM program. 
       Once an uninfected .COM program is located, it will infect the 
       program.  Infected .COM programs increase in size by 639 bytes, the 
       virus being located at the end of the infected file.  If the 
       file's time in the disk directory was originally 12:00a, it will 
       now appear blank when a DIR command is issued. 
       Infected programs can be identified by the following text string 
       which occurs near the end of all infected files: 
               "INFECTED!  * SPANZ *" 
       Spanz does not do anything besides replicate. 

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