Virus Name: 914
Aliases: Russian Mutant
V Status: Rare
Discovery: February, 1992
Symptoms: .COM file growth; decrease in total system & available free
Eff Length: 914 Bytes
Type Code: PRhC - Parasitic Resident COM Infector
Detection Method: AVTK, ViruScan, F-Prot, NAV, ChAV,
Sweep, IBMAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan,
NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N,
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The 914 virus was received in February, 1992. Its origin or point
of isolation is unknown. The 914 virus is a memory resident
infector of .COM programs. It does not infect COMMAND.COM.
The first time a program infected with the 914 virus is executed,
this virus will install itself memory resident at the top of system
memory but below the 640K DOS boundary. Interrupt 12's return will
not have been moved. Total system and available free memory, as
indicated by the DOS CHKDSK program, will have decreased by 912
bytes. Interrupts 1C and AC will be hooked by the virus in memory.
Once the 914 virus is memory resident, it will infect .COM programs
larger than approximately 1K in size when they are executed.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 914 bytes,
the virus will be located at the end of the file. The program's
date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not have been
altered. There are no text strings visible in the viral code in
It is unknown if 914 does anything besides replicate.