Virus Name: 1804
V Status: Rare
Discovery: January, 1993
Symptoms : .EXE file growth; file date/time changes
Eff Length: 1,804 - 1,805 Bytes
Type Code: PNE - Parasitic Non-Resident .EXE Infector
Detection Method: ViruScan, F-Prot, AVTK, Sweep, NAV, IBMAV,
NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV,
NShld, Sweep/N, NProt, NAV/N, Innoc, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N
Removal Instructions: Delete infected files
The 1804 virus was received from Germany in January, 1993. 1804 is
a non-resident, direct action infector of .EXE programs.
When a program infected with the 1804 virus is executed, the 1804
virus will infect one .EXE file located in the current directory.
Infected programs will usually have a file length increase of 1,804
bytes, though occassionally the file length increase will be 1,805
bytes. The virus will be located at the end of the file. The
program's date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will have
been updated to the current system date and time. No text strings
are visible within the viral code.
It is unknown what 1804 does besides replicate.