IQ Virus

 Virus Name:  IQ 
 Aliases:     IQ.857 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  January, 1996 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time seconds = "60" 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  857 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, NAV, NAVDX, ChAV, 
                    AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The IQ or IQ.857 virus was received in January, 1996.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  IQ is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the IQ virus is executed, this virus 
       will infect all of the previously uninfected .COM files located in 
       the current directory.  Infected .COM files will have a file length 
       increase of 857 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 appear to be altered, though the seconds field will have 
       been set to "60".  The following text strings are visible within the 
       viral code: 
       It is unknown what the IQ virus may do besides replicate. 

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