Industrial Virus

 Virus Name:  Industrial 
 Aliases:     Industrial.1841 
 V Status:    In the wild 
 Discovered:  July, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,841 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, NAV, NAVDX, 
                    NProt, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Industrial virus was received in July, 1996, and is reported to 
       be "in the wild".  Its origin or point of isolation is unknown. 
       This virus is a non-memory resident infector of .COM files, but not 
       When a program infected with the Industrial virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM file located in the current directory. 
       The selection of the file infected is in a more or less random 
       Programs infected with the Industrial virus will have a file length 
       increase of 1,841 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 not be altered.  The following text strings are 
       encrypted within the viral code: 
           "Warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control" 
           "somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hold" 
           "there's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town" 
           "Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down" 
           "there's a meeting in the boardroom they're trying to 
            trace the smell" 
           "there's a leaking in the washroom there's a sneak in 
           "somewhere in the corridors someone was heard to sneeze" 
           "'goodness me could this be Industrial Disease?'" 
           "('Industrial Disease' by Mark Knopfler)." 
           "You should have protected your disk better - this could 
            have been a dangerous" 
           "virus. You have been lucky this time..." 
           "(As all other programs this virus is protected against 
            copying by federal law.)" 
           "Press any key to start your own program:" 
           "\*.* \*.*" 
       One text string is visible within infected files: 

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