IronFist Virus

 Virus Name:  IronFist 
 Aliases:     IronFist.188 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  July, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; message displayed 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  188 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, VAlert, NAVDX, NAV, Sweep, IBMAV, 
                    ViruScan, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, AVTK/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The IronFist or IronFist.188 virus was received in July, 1995.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  IronFist is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .COM files, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When an IronFist infected program is executed, this virus will 
       infect one .COM file located in the current directory, but not 
       COMMAND.COM.  If it is able to find a program to infected, it will 
       then display the following message: 
           "Evil has an iron fist" 
       Programs infected with the IronFist virus will have a file length 
       increase of 188 bytes with the virus being located at the beginning 
       of the file.  The program's date and time in the DOS disk 
       directory listing will not be altered.  The following text strings 
       are visible within the viral code: 
           "Evil has an iron fist" 

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