Traven Virus

 Virus Name:  Traven 
 Aliases:     Traven.515 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  July, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time changes 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  515 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: VAlert, AVTK, NAV, NAVDX, IBMAV, ViruScan, F-Prot, 
                   AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Traven virus was received in July, 1995.  Its origin or point of 
       isolation is unknown.  Traven is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a Traven infected program is executed, this virus will infect 
       one .COM file located in the current directory.  Infected files will 
       have a file length increase of 515 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 have been updated to the current 
       system date and time when infection occurred.  The following text 
       strings are visible within the viral code: 
           "VER 2.1" 
           "by Traven(Traveller)" 

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