VP Virus

 Virus Name:  VP 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  May 1990 
 Symptoms:    COMMAND.COM & .COM file growth; system slowdown 
 Origin:      England 
 Eff Length:  913 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, F-Prot, NAV, Sweep, IBMAV, ChAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  F-Prot, or delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The VP virus was first isolated in May, 1990.  It is a non-resident 
       generic .COM infector, and will infect COMMAND.COM.  When an 
       infected program is run, the virus will attempt to locate and 
       infect another .COM file.  In some cases, such as COMMAND.COM, the 
       virus will display the contents of the program being infected.  In 
       other cases, the virus may attempt to execute the program being 
       infected.  Infected files increase in length by 913 bytes, and can 
       be identified as the following hex string will appear near both the 
       beginning and the end of an infected program: '4503EB1808655650'. 

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