Eight Tunes Virus

 Virus Name:  Eight Tunes 
 Aliases:     1971 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  April, 1990 
 Symptoms:    File growth; music; decrease in available memory 
 Origin:      West Germany 
 Eff Length:  1,971 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRsA - Parasitic Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, NAV, F-Prot, Sweep, PCScan, 
                    IBMAV, NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, 
                    NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  NAV, or delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Eight Tunes, or 1971, virus was originally isolated in April 
       1990 by Fridrik Skulason of Iceland.  This virus is a memory 
       resident generic file infector of .COM, .EXE, and overlay files. 
       The virus will not infect COMMAND.COM, or .COM files which are 
       smaller than 8K. After the virus is memory resident, programs are 
       infected as they are executed.  Infected files will increase in 
       length by between 1,971 - 1,985 bytes. 
       Available memory will decrease by 1,984 bytes when the virus is 
       This virus does not cause system damage; however, it is disruptive. 
       When the virus is memory resident, it will play 8 German folk songs 
       at random intervals thirty minutes after the virus becomes memory 
       Known variant(s) of Eight Tunes are: 
       Eight Tunes-Mod1: Received in October, 1993, this variant is 
                 functionally similar to the original virus.  It has been 
                 altered to avoid detection by some anti-viral utilities, 
                 and is not believed to be in the public domain. 
                 Origin:  Unknown  October, 1993. 

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