Stasi Virus

 Virus Name:  Stasi 
 Aliases:     Stasi-1728 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  March, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .EXE file growth; file date/time seconds = 42; message 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,728 - 1,742 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNE - Parasitic Non-Resident .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  Sweep, F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, LProt, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Stasi, or Stasi-1728, virus was submitted in March, 1993.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Stasi is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .EXE programs.  It contains some 
       similarities to the Witcode virus. 
       When a program infected with the Stasi virus is executed, the Stasi 
       virus will infect one .EXE program located in the current directory. 
       Infected programs will have a file length increase of 1,728 to 
       1,742 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 appear to be altered, though the seconds have been set to 42. 
       No text strings are visible within the viral code in Stasi infected 
       The Stasi virus may display the following message when an infected 
       program is executed: 
               "Stasi is watching you" 
       It also contains some destructive code. 
       See:   Witcode 

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