Weizen Virus

 Virus Name:  Weizen 
 Aliases:     Weizen.467 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  January, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Germany 
 Eff Length:  467 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: ChAV, F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, NAV, NAVDX, 
                   Innoc, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Weizen or Weizen.467 virus was received in January, 1996.  It 
       appears to be from Germany.  Weizen is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Weizen virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect all of the .COM files located in the current 
       directory.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       467 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 
       not be altered.  The following text strings are encrypted within 
       the viral code: 
           "WeizenBier (Kristall, Hefe, Hell oder Dunkel?) rulez! 
            Made in Germany - v1.10 - 1994]" 
       Known variant(s) of Weizen are: 
       Weizen.471: Also received in January, 1996, this is a 471 byte 
           variant of the Weizen virus described above, and is functionally 
           Origin:  Germany  January, 1996. 

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