Baron Virus

 Virus Name:  Baron 
 Aliases:     Germ 255 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   July, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      England 
 Eff Length:  255 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRaCK - Parasitic Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, Sweep, NAV, 
                    VAlert, NAVDX, PCScan, 
                    Sweep/N, NProt, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, NShld, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Baron virus was received in July, 1994.  It is a memory resident 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When the first Baron infected program is executed, this virus will 
       install itself memory resident in previously allocated system memory. 
       Interrupt 21 will be hooked by the virus. 
       Once resident, the Baron virus will infect .COM programs when they 
       are executed.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       255 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 visible within the viral code 
       in all infected programs: 
               "GERM. (C) The Black Baron U.K 93" 
               "Better SMEG than dead" 

Show viruses from discovered during that infect .

Main Page