Worm-17690 Virus

 Virus Name:  Worm-17690 
 Aliases:     17690 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  May, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .EXE files become 17,690 bytes in length & .SYS, .PRG, .FIL, 
              and .DAT files created 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  17,690 Bytes 
 Type Code:   SNE - Spawning Non-Resident .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  NAV, F-Prot, Sweep, AVTK, NAVDX, ChAV, 
                    ViruScan, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    Sweep/N, Innoc, AVTK/N, LProt, NAV/N, NProt, NShld 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files and rename original files 
 General Comments: 
       The Worm-17690 virus was isolated in May, 1992.  Its origin is 
       unknown.  This virus is a non-resident infector of .EXE programs, 
       and can be difficult to disinfect. 
       When a program infected with the Worm-17690 virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .EXE program located on the A:, B:, or C: 
       drive.  The program the virus decides to infect will be renamed to 
       some other base file name and then have an extension of either 
       .SYS, .PRG, .FIL, or .DAT.  The virus will then write a copy of 
       itself to disk with the original program's file name.  The new 
       copy of virus will be 17,690 bytes in length and have a file date 
       and time of the current system date and time when infection 
       occurred.  The host program will then continue execution. 
       Worm-17690 is difficult to disinfect since once the .EXE programs 
       containing the viral code are found and deleted, the original 
       program must be located and renamed back to the correct name. 

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