Virus Name: Suicidal
V Status: New
Discovered: March, 1993
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 305 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: F-Prot, Sweep, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan,
NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV,
Sweep/N, Innoc, NShld, NProt, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NAV/N,
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Suicidal virus was submitted in March, 1993. Its origin is
unknown. Suicidal is a non-resident, direct action infector of
.COM files, including COMMAND.COM. It doesn't infect past the
fifth .COM file in a directory.
When a program infected with the Suicidal virus is executed, the
Suicidal virus will infect one .COM file located in the current
directory. Infected programs will have a file length increase of
305 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 visible within the viral code in all
Suicidal infected programs:
"Suicidal! -/\-=> [Stingray/VIPER] <1992>"
Suicidal doesn't appear to do anything besides replicate.