Faerie Virus

 Virus Name:  Faerie 
 Aliases:     Faerie-276 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  September, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  276 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, NAV, ViruScan, IBMAV, AVTK, 
                    Sweep, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, NAV/N, NProt, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Faerie virus was submitted in September, 1993.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Faerie is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Faerie virus is executed, the 
       Faerie virus will infect one .COM program located in the current 
       directory.  If COMMAND.COM is located in this directory, it may 
       become infected. 
       Programs infected with the Faerie virus will have a file length 
       increase of 276 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 can be 
       found within the viral code in all Faerie infected programs: 

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