Fuse Box Dwarf Virus

 Virus Name:  Fuse Box Dwarf 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  July, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM files created 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  23,656 Bytes And Over 
 Type Code:   SNE - Spawning Non-Resident .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, NAV, NAVDX, AVTK, 
                    NShld, NAV/N, AVTK/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Fuse Box Dwarf virus was received in July, 1993.  This virus is 
       a non-resident spawning or companion virus which will infect .EXE 
       programs by creating a corresponding .COM program.  Not all of the 
       companion .COM files created by the virus, however, will actually 
       contain the viral code. 
       When a program infected with the Fuse Box Dwarf virus is executed, 
       this virus will infect one .EXE file in the current directory by 
       creating a .COM file with the same base file name.  These companion 
       files will be 23,656 or more bytes in size if they contain the 
       actual viral code, and have the current system date and time.  The 
       following text strings are visible within the viral code, with the 
       last text string being repeated multiple times: 
               ".COM .EXE PATH" 
               "COMSPEC COMSPEC" 
               "Dreeb! Dreeb! I am the fuse box dwarf!" 
       For other than the first two .EXE files in any directory, the 
       companion files created by the virus will be 41 or more bytes in 
       size and do not contain the actual viral code.  They simply contain 
       the following text string repeated a random number of times: 
               "Dreeb! Dreeb! I am the fuse box dwarf!" 

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