Struck Virus

 Virus Name:  Struck 
 Aliases:     Struck.731 
 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, 
                   ViruScan 2.54+, 
                   Innoc, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NAV/N, NShld 2.33+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       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: 
           "*.EXE .." 
           "-THUNDER STRUCK- (c) SX" 
           "Written in RSA." 
           "Too many TSR programs loaded! Out of memory." 
       System hangs frequently occur on infected systems. 

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