Dagger Virus

 Virus Name:  Dagger 
 Aliases:     Dagger.483 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   January, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  483 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: IBMAV, PCScan, NAV, NAVDX, AVTK, ViruScan 2.50+, F-Prot, 
                   IBMAV/N, LProt, NAV/N, AVTK/N, NShld 2.32 9606+, 
                   Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Dagger virus was received in January, 1996.  Its origin or point 
       of isolation is unknown.  Dagger is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Dagger virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM file located in the current directory. 
       Infected .COM files will have a file length increase of 483 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: 
           ".. *.* *.COM" 
       The second text string can be found at the very end of all infected 

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