Brazilian Bug Virus

 Virus Name:  Brazilian Bug 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   May, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; message; file date/time change 
 Origin:      Brazil 
 Eff Length:  1,343 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  NAV, Sweep, ViruScan, F-Prot, AVTK, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Brazilian Bug virus was discovered in May, 1992.  It is 
       originally from Brazil, and may date back to late 1990.  This 
       virus is a non-resident, direct action infector of .COM 
       programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Brazilian Bug is executed, the 
       virus will infect all .COM programs other than COMMAND.COM located 
       in the current directory.  Once it completes infecting all the 
       .COM programs, it will display the following message: 
                     "  ******   HELLO FRIEND   ****** 
                      WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR 
                               SYSTEM IS VERY ILL 
                              AND WILL NOT SURVIVE 
                                  MUCH LONGER 
                             YOU UNFORTUNATELY HAVE 
                              - THE BRAZILIAN BUG - 
                          FOR WHICH THERE IS NO CURE 
                                    THE MAGIK MUSICIANS" 
       The host program will then complete execution. 
       Programs infected with the Brazilian Bug will have a file length 
       increase of 1,343 bytes with the virus being located at the end 
       of the infected file.  The program's date and time will have been 
       updated to the current system date and time when infection 
       occurred.  All of the above text strings are visible in the viral 
       code in infected programs. 

Show viruses from discovered during that infect .

Main Page