Virus Name: Caustic
V Status: New
Discovery: January, 1996
Symptoms: .COM file growth
Eff Length: 601 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
The Caustic or Caustic.601 virus was received in January, 1996.
Its origin or point of isolation is unknown. Caustic is a
non-resident, direct action infector of .COM files, including
When a program infected with the Caustic virus is executed, this
virus will infect two .COM files in the current directory.
Infected files will have a file length increase of 601 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
"[CAUSTiC GRiP] By Spectral Shadow (c) 1994"