Taiwan 3 Virus

 Virus Name:  Taiwan 3 
 Aliases:     Anticad 2 
 V Status:    Common 
 Discovered:  June, 1990 
 Symptoms:    .COM & .EXE growth; decrease in available free memory; system 
 Origin:      Taiwan 
 Eff Length:  2,900 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRA - Parasitic Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, F-Prot, NAV, Sweep, IBMAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, 
                    NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Taiwan 3 virus was isolated in June, 1990 in Taiwan, R.O.C.  It 
       was dubbed the Taiwan 3 virus by John McAfee because it is the 
       third virus from Taiwan, the other two are Taiwan and Disk Killer. 
       This virus is not related to either of these two viruses. 
       The first time a program infected with the Taiwan 3 virus is 
       executed on a system, the virus will install itself memory resident 
       in low system free memory.  Available free memory will decrease by 
       3,152 bytes.  The virus hooks interrupt 21. 
       After becoming memory resident, Taiwan 3 will infect any program 
       which is executed.  .COM files will increase in length by 2,900 
       bytes, .EXE files will increase by between 2,900 and 2,908 bytes. 
       Overlay files may also become infected as well. 
       It is unknown what the activation criteria is for this virus, or 
       what it does besides spreading. 
       See:   Fu Manchu 

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