Democracy Virus

 Virus Name:  Democracy 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  December, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM & .EXE growth; TSR; DOS DIR command output slowed/sluggish 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  3,959 - 3,973 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRsA - Parasitic Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, ChAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, NAV, PCScan, 
                    Sweep/N, NShld, AVTK/N, Innoc, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected programs 
 General Comments: 
       The Democracy virus was received in December, 1993.  Its origin 
       or point of original isolation is unknown.  Democracy is a memory 
       resident infector of .COM and .EXE programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When the first Democracy infected program is executed, this virus 
       will install itself memory resident as a low system memory TSR of 
       4,192 bytes.  It will have hooked interrupts 01, 03 and 22. 
       Once the Democracy virus is memory resident, it will infect .COM and 
       .EXE programs larger than approximately 10K when they are executed. 
       Infected programs will have a file length increase of 3,959 to 3,973 
       bytes with the virus being located at the end of the file.  The file's 
       date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not have been 
       altered.  The following text string can be found at the very end of 
       all Democracy infected files: 
       Users of systems infected with the Democracy virus may experience 
       slow or sluggish response to the DOS DIR command.  It is unknown 
       what else this virus may do besides replicate. 

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