K-Hate Virus

 Virus Name:  K-Hate 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  September, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  1,237 - 1,304 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  AVTK, ViruScan, Sweep, IBMAV, F-Prot, NAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, NShld, NAV/N, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The K-Hate virus was submitted in September, 1993.  Its origin or 
       point of discovery are unknown.  K-Hate is a non-resident, direct 
       action infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the K-Hate virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect all of the .COM programs located in the current 
       directory.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       1,237 to 1,304 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 K-Hate viral code: 
               "CRYPT INFO" 
               "KDG 0.5 / K”hntark3" 
               "*, K-HATE / K”hntark*.COM" 

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