Virus Name: Little-139
V Status: Rare
Discovered: March, 1993
Symptoms: .COM file growth; file date/time changes
Eff Length: 139 Bytes
Type Code: PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector
Detection Method: AVTK, ViruScan, F-Prot, Sweep, IBMAV,
NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV,
NShld, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NAV/N, LProt
Removal Instructions: Delete infected programs
The Little-139 virus was submitted in March, 1993, with documentation
indicating that it was written for the "First International Virus
Writing Contest 1993" sponsored by American Eagle Publications, Inc.
It was submitted with original source code, and is a simple, non-
resident, direct action .COM infector.
When a program infected with the Little-139 virus is executed, this
virus will infect one .COM program located in the current directory.
Infected programs will have a file length increase of 139 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 have been
updated to the current system date and time when infection occurred.
The following text string is visible within the viral code:
Little-139 doesn't do anything besides replicate.