Marky Virus

 Virus Name:  Marky 
 Aliases:     Marky.478 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovered:  July, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time changes 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  478 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: F-Prot, AVTK, ViruScan, Sweep, NAV, NAVDX, IBMAV, 
                   Sweep/N, NShld, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, NProt, Innoc 4.0+ 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Marky virus was received in July, 1995.  Its origin or point of 
       isolation is unknown.  Marky is a non-resident, direct action 
       infector of .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Marky virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect one .COM file located in the current drive 
       current directory, and one .COM file located in the C: drive 
       root directory.  Infected .COM files will have a file length 
       increase of 478 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 have been updated to the current system date and time 
       when infection occurred.  The following text strings are encrypted 
       within the viral code: 
       It is unknown what the Marky virus may do besides replicate. 

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