Virus Name: Stasi
V Status: Rare
Discovered: March, 1993
Symptoms: .EXE file growth; file date/time seconds = 42; message
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
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.