FGT Virus

 Virus Name:  FGT 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  January, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; loss of CMOS Setup information 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  651 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, F-Prot, AVTK, Sweep, NAV, 
                    IBMAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, 
                    NAV/N, IBMAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The FGT virus was received in January, 1992.  Its origin or point 
       of isolation is unknown.  FGT is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the FGT virus is executed, the FGT 
       virus will search the current directory for up to two previously 
       uninfected .COM files to infect.  When these files are found, the 
       virus will infect them.  The host program will then execute. 
       Programs infected with the FGT virus will have a file length 
       increase of 651 bytes.  The virus will be located at the beginning 
       of the infected program.  The file's date and time in the DOS 
       disk directory listing will not have been altered. 
       Programs infected with FGT can be easily identified as they will 
       always start with the following ASCII text string: 
       Systems infected with FGT may experience the machine loosing 
       some of its CMOS setup information.  In particular, the system 
       clock may appear to have "lost power", returning to a default 
       date, and the system's memory size may become invalid.  These 
       setup programs can be easily fixed with the Setup utility or 
       firmware setup facility on the system. 

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