Kuku-448 Virus

 Virus Name:  Kuku-448 
 Aliases:     Ku-448 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  November, 1991 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; programs overwritten; message displayed 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  448 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, Sweep, F-Prot, ChAV, 
                    IBMAV, NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected programs 
 General Comments: 
       The Kuku-448 virus was submitted in November, 1991.  Its origin, or 
       point of original isolation, is unknown.  Kuku-448 is a non- 
       resident, direct action infector of .COM files, including 
       COMMAND.COM.  Kuku-448 can be a destructive virus, overwritting 
       programs in advanced infection cases. 
       When a program infected with Kuku-448 is executed, the Kuku-448 
       virus will search the current directory for one uninfected .COM 
       program to infect.  If COMMAND.COM is located in this directory, 
       it may become infected.  Kuku-448 infected programs will have a 
       file length increase of 448 bytes with the virus being located 
       at the beginning of the file.  There will be no change to the 
       file's date and time in a DOS disk directory listing. 
       If Kuku-448 does not find one uninfected .COM file to infect, it 
       will overwrite one .COM file in the current directory with a small 
       trojan program.  Later, when these programs are executed, the 
       program will write the word "Kuku!" in small colored boxes all 
       over the system display. 

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