JVW Virus

 Virus Name:  JVW 
 Aliases:     JVW.928 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  February, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  928 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, Sweep, IBMAV, VAlert, ViruScan, PCScan, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, NProt, AVTK/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The JVW virus was received in February, 1995.  Its origin or point 
       of isolation is unknown.  JVW is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, but not COMMAND.COM.  It may interfer with 
       the functioning of Microsoft Anti-Virus. 
       When a program infected with the JVW virus is executed, this virus 
       will infect up to three .COM files located in the current directory. 
       Infected files will have a file length increase of 928 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: 
               "COMMAND.COM \ *.* .. *.MS" 

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