Violite Virus

 Virus Name:  Violite 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  January, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time seconds = 56; message 
 Origin:      North America 
 Eff Length:  988 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  IBMAV, AVTK, F-Prot, ViruScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep, NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    LProt, NShld, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, Sweep/N, 
                    IBMAV/N, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Violite virus was submitted in January, 1993, and is from North 
       America, probably the United States.  Violite is based on the 
       Violator virus, and like Violator, is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Violite virus is executed, the 
       Violite virus will infect one .COM program located in the current 
       directory, though it will not infect very small .COM programs.  If 
       a suitable uninfected .COM program cannot be found in the current 
       directory, the virus will then search the system path for a suitable 
       candidate .COM program to infect. 
       Programs infected with the Violite virus will have a file length 
       increase of 988 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 appear not to be altered, though the seconds field of the file 
       time will have been set to "56".  The following text strings can be 
       found within the viral code in all Violite infected programs: 
               "Vio-Lite, TAA, Virulent Graffiti, (k) 1992" 
       The Violite virus maintains a counter within its viral code which 
       is intended to be the generation number of the particular infection 
       of the virus.  Once this counter reaches a value of 10, the virus 
       may display the first text message above as a message. 
       See:   Violator 

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