Virus Name: Surprise
V Status: In the wild
Discovered: July, 1996
Symptoms: .EXE file growth
Eff Length: 1,318 Bytes
Type Code: PNE - Parasitic Non-Resident .EXE Infector
Detection Method: F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, PCScan, NAV, NAVDX,
Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, LProt, NShld, NAV/N
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Surprise virus was received in July, 1996, and is reported to
be "in the wild". Its origin or point of isolation is unknown.
Surpise is a non-resident, direct action infector of .EXE files.
When a program infected with the Surprise virus is executed, this
virus will infect one .EXE file located in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 1,318 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:
"Lamers Surprise v1.00"
"*.* ---Oh No!, All your files are as good as dead,
Data files manipulated (only slightly) and executables
infected with a BIG FAT VIRUS.--YOU FUCKING LAMER--"
It is unknown what this virus may do besides replicate.