Argentina-102 Virus

 Virus Name:  Argentina-102 
 V Status:    Viron 
 Discovery:   July, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM files overwritten & truncated to 102 bytes; file 
              date/time changed; program corruption 
 Origin:      Argentina 
 Eff Length:  102 Bytes 
 Type Code:   ONCK - Overwriting Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, F-Prot, Sweep, IBMAV, NAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, AVTK/N, NProt, IBMAV/N, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Argentina-102 virus was received from Argentina in July, 1992. 
       This virus is a non-resident, direct action .COM program 
       infector.  It will also infect COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected by the Argentina-102 virus is executed, this 
       virus will delete the first .COM program in the current directory, 
       and then create a 102 byte file with the deleted program's name. 
       The replacement file will contain pure viral code.  The program's 
       date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will have been 
       updated to the current system date and time when infection occurred. 
       Two text strings can be found within the viral code in all 
       Argentina-102 infected programs: 
       Argentina-102 doesn't do anything besides replicate, corrupting the 
       programs it infects. 

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