Abal Virus

 Virus Name:  Abal 
 Aliases:     Abal.758 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   January, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  758 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, Sweep, NAV, NAVDX, 
                    VAlert, PCScan, ViruScan, ChAV, 
                    AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, Sweep/N, NProt, NAV/N, LProt, 
                    NShld, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Abal or Abal.758 virus was received in January, 1995.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Abal is a non-resident 
       infector of .COM files, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Abal virus is executed, the virus 
       will infect one .COM file located in the current directory providing 
       that the current directory is not the root directory of the current 
       drive.  It does not infect COMMAND.COM. 
       Programs infected with the Abal virus will have a file length 
       increase of 758 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 in all infected programs: 
           "\ .." 
           "Not enough memory" 
           "ABAL - 758 (I)Virus" 
       It is unknown what the Abal virus may do besides replicate. 

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