Hexametricx Virus


 Virus Name:  Hexametricx 
 Aliases:    
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  February, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time seconds = 12 
 Origin:      Germany 
 Eff Length:  545 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, Sweep, NAV, F-Prot, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, NProt, LProt, 
                    Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 
 General Comments: 
       The Hexametricx virus was received in February, 1994.  It appears to 
       be from Germany.  This virus is a non-resident, direct action infector 
       of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM, which are located in the 
       C: drive root directory.  In its current state, it does not infect 
       programs located in other directories, or on other drives. 
 
       When a program infected with the Hexametricx virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM program located in the C: drive root 
       directory.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       545 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 
       appear to be unaltered, though the seconds field will have been 
       set to "12".  The following text strings are encrypted within the 
       Hexametricx viral code: 
 
               "*.CoM" 
               "Hello User, You have got The HEXAMETRICX Virus !!!" 
               "Today is the month's B i r t h d a y !" 
               "I was written in the City of Langen(Hessen), Germany" 
               "by SuIgImErIuS" 
               "()1993 v1.3" 
               "GREETINGS TO ALL OTHER VIRUS WRITERS!" 
 
       It is unknown what Hexametricx does besides replicate. 
  

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