Virus Name: Struck
V Status: New
Discovered: January, 1996
Symptoms: .EXE growth; system hangs
Origin: Republic Of South Africa
Eff Length: 731 Bytes
Type Code: PNE - Non-Resident Parasitic .EXE Infector
Detection Method: ChAV, F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, PCScan, NAV, NAVDX,
Innoc, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NAV/N, NShld 2.33+
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Struck or Struck.731 virus was received in January, 1996. It
appears to be from the Republic of South Africa. Struck is a
non-resident, direct action infector of .EXE files.
When a program infected with the Struck virus is executed, this
virus will infect all of the .EXE files located in the current
directory. Infected programs will have a file length increase of
731 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 code:
"-THUNDER STRUCK- (c) SX"
"Written in RSA."
"Too many TSR programs loaded! Out of memory."
System hangs frequently occur on infected systems.