Ein Volk Virus


 Virus Name:  Ein Volk 
 Aliases:    
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  April, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      West Germany 
 Eff Length:  474 - 559 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  AVTK, F-Prot, ViruScan, Sweep, IBMAV, NAV, PCScan, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, AVTK/N, NProt, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NAV/N, 
                    LProt 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 
 General Comments: 
       The Ein Volk virus was submitted in April, 1993, and appears to be 
       from Germany.  Ein Volk is a non-resident, direct action infector of 
       .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM 
 
       When a program infected with the Ein Volk virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect all of the .COM programs located in the current 
       directory.  Infected .COM programs will have a file length increase 
       of 474 to 559 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 in all Ein Volk infected programs: 
 
               ".. *.COM" 
               "Ein volk, Ein reich, ein fhrer! John.L.VF!93" 
 
       It is unknown what Ein Volk does besides replicate. 

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