Surprise Virus

 Virus Name:  Surprise 
 Aliases:     Surprise.1318 
 V Status:    In the wild 
 Discovered:  July, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .EXE file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 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 
 General Comments: 
       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. 

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