Vinchuca Virus

 Virus Name:  Vinchuca 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  April, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; TSR 
 Origin:      Argentina 
 Eff Length:  925 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRsC - Parasitic Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  AVTK, ViruScan, IBMAV, F-Prot, NAV, Sweep, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    IBMAV/N, NShld, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, NAV/N, NProt, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Vinchuca virus was received in April, 1994, and is from 
       Argentina.  It is a memory resident infector of .COM programs, 
       but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When the first Vinchuca infected program is executed, this virus 
       will install itself memory resident as a low system memory TSR 
       of 1,232 bytes.  Interrupt 21 will be hooked by the virus in 
       Once the Vinchuca virus is memory resident, it will infect .COM 
       programs when they are executed.  Infected programs will have a 
       file length increase of 925 bytes with the virus being located 
       at the beginning of the file.  The program's date and time in the 
       DOS disk directory listing will not be altered.  The following 
       text strings are encrypted within the Vinchuca viral code: 
               "Saludos para SaTaNiC BRaiN y Patoruzu" 
               "Virus ViNCHuCa V1.0 1993" 
               "Creado por MURDOCK." 
               "Buenos Aires,Argentina" 
               "Su PC tiene Mal de Chagas....jajaja..." 

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