Virus Name: Bowl
V Status: New
Discovery: January, 1996
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 737 Bytes
Type Code: PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, NAV, NAVDX, ChAV,
AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, Innoc
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The Bowl virus was received in January, 1996. Its origin or point
of isolation is unknown. Bowl is a non-resident, direct action
infector of .COM files, but not COMMAND.COM.
When a program infected with the Bow virus is executed, it will
infect one .COM file located in the current directory, though this
virus does not infect all .COM files. Infected .COM files will
have a file length increase of 737 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:
"How DARE YOU try and trace through my code!!!!"
"Toilet Bowl Virus by The Methyl-Lated Spirit"
"This is generation"
"of this virus version 1.1 <2nd release>"
"Prepare to control your computer as it enters the Toilet Bowl"
It is unknown what the Bowl virus may do besides replicate.