Sparkle Virus

 Virus Name:  Sparkle 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  July, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  705 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, NAV, Sweep, NAVDX, 
                    VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, NShld, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, NProt, NAV/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Sparkle virus was received in July, 1994.  Its origin or point of 
       isolation is unknown.  Sparkle is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Sparkle virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM program located in the current directory. 
       Infected programs will have a file length increase of 705 bytes with 
       the virus being located at the end of the file.  The program's date 
       and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not be altered.  The 
       Following text strings are encrypted within the Sparkle viral code: 
               "Goodday.. I am da Sparkling Cyanide fear," 
               "however, no need to vir.. 'coz" 
               "I do NOT have a bomb like al those childish fears." 
               "On da contrary.. I've set your date to tomorrow," 
               "So all the other fears haven't got a chance.." 
               "Aren't you glad you ran me first?" 
               "SPARKLING CYANIDE (c) [VooDoo]" 

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