StarDot 600 Virus

 Virus Name:  StarDot 600 
 V Status:    Common 
 Discovered:  April, 1991 
 Symptoms:    .EXE growth; hard disk corruption; spurious characters to 
              I/O ports 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  604 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNE - Parasitic Non-Resident .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, NAV, IBMAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    LProt, Sweep/N, NShld, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, 
                    NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The StarDot 600 virus was submitted in April, 1991.  Its origin is 
       unknown.  This virus is a non-resident infector of .EXE programs. 
       When a program infected with StarDot 600 is executed, StarDot 600 
       will infect one .EXE program in the current directory.  Programs 
       infected with StarDot 600 will increase in length by 604 to 616 
       bytes with the virus being located at the end of the newly infected 
       file.  The file's date and time in the disk directory will not be 
       StarDot 600 will occassionally write random data to the default 
       drive at times, as well as send random data to the system I/O 
       ports (37F to 3DF). 
       See:   StarDot 789   StarDot 801 

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