Lippi-286 Virus

 Virus Name:  Lippi-286 
 Aliases:     Lippi 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  December, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  286 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  IBMAV, Sweep, AVTK, F-Prot, ViruScan, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, NShld, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Lippi-286, or Lippi, virus was submitted in December, 1992.  Its 
       origin or point of isolation is unknown.  Lippi-286 is a non- 
       resident, direct action infector of .COM programs, including 
       When a program infected with the Lippi-286 virus is executed, the 
       Lippi-286 virus will infect one .COM program located in the current 
       directory.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       286 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 visible within the 
       Lippi-286 viral code in all infected programs: 
       Lippi-286 doesn't appear to do anything besides replicate. 

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