DvD Virus

 Virus Name:  DvD 
 Aliases:     DvD.455 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  December, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  455 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  NAV, NAVDX, PCScan, AVTK, ViruScan, 
                    NAV/N, AVTK/N, NShld 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The DvD or DvD.455 virus was received in December, 1996.  Its origin 
       or point of isolation is unknown.  This virus is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the DvD virus is executed, this virus 
       will infect up to three .COM files located in the current directory. 
       Infected programs will have a file length increase of 455 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" 
           "[DvD virus]" 

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