Virus Name: Arara
V Status: New
Discovery: July, 1994
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 1,057 - 1,062 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: F-Prot, AVTK, Sweep, IBMAV, NAV, NAVDX, VAlert,
PCScan, ViruScan, ChAV,
AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, NProt, LProt,
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Arara or Arara.1057 virus was received in July, 1994. Its origin
or point of isolation is unknown. Arara is a non-resident, direct
action infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM.
When a program infected with the Arara virus is executed, this virus
will infect one .COM program located in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 1,057 to 1,062
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 viral
"ILASA MICALAZODA OLAPIRETA IALPEREJI BELIORE:
DAS ODO BUSADIRE OIAD OUOARESA"
"CAOSAGO: CASAREMEJI LAIADA ERANU BERINUTASA CAFAFAME DAS
IVEMEDA AQOSO ADOHO"
"MOZ, OD MAOFASA. BOLAPE COMO BELIORETA PAMEBETA.
ZODACARE OD ZODAMERANU! ODO"
"CICALE QAA. ZODOREJE, LAPE ZODIREDO NOCO MADA,
It is unknown what Arara may do besides replicate.