Handi-215 Virus

 Virus Name:  Handi-215 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  September, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time changes 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  215 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, IBMAV, AVTK, F-Prot, Sweep, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, NProt, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, NAV/N, LProt 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Handi-215 virus was submitted in September, 1993.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Handi-215 is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Handi-215 virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect all of the .COM files in the current directory, 
       with the exception of COMMAND.COM.  Infected programs wil have a 
       file length increase of 215 bytes with the virus being located at 
       the beginning of the file.  The program's date and time will have 
       been updated to the current system date and time when infection 
       occurred.  The following text string is visible within the viral 
       code in all Handi-215 infected programs: 
       Handi-215 doesn't do anything besides replicate. 

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