Split Virus

 Virus Name:  Split 
 Aliases:     Split.250 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  November, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time changes 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  250 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, Sweep, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, NProt, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, NAV/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Split or Split.250 virus was received in November, 1994.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Split is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Split virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one drive on the current drive, providing that the 
       current drive is not the A: drive.  Infected programs will have a 
       file length increase of 250 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 have been updated to the current system date 
       and time when infection occurred.  The following text strings are 
       visible within the viral code in all infected programs: 
       It is unknown what Split may do besides replicate. 

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