Miky Virus

 Virus Name:  Miky 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  September, 1991 
 Symptoms:    .COM & .EXE growth; TSR; lost cluster; screen rotation and 
 Origin:      Bolivia 
 Eff Length:  2,350 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PRsA - Parasitic Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, F-Prot, NAV, Sweep, AVTK, ChAV, 
                    IBMAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, 
                    NShld, LProt, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Miky virus was discovered in September, 1991.  It originated in 
       Bolivia.  Miky is a memory resident infector of .COM and .EXE files, 
       and will not infect COMMAND.COM. 
       The first time a program infected with Miky is executed, Miky will 
       become memory resident as a low system memory TSR of 2,096 bytes. 
       Interrupts 16, 21, and 80 will be hooked by the virus in memory. 
       Once resident, Miky will infect .COM and .EXE programs when they 
       are executed, but not COMMAND.COM.  .COM programs will increase in 
       size by 2,350 bytes with the virus being located at the beginning 
       of infected files.  .EXE programs will increase in size by 
       2,350 to 2,364 bytes with the virus being located at the end of 
       infected files.  There will be no change in the infected file's 
       date and time in the DOS disk directory. 
       Miky activates based on a random basis after keyboard input has 
       occurred.  Upon activation, it will rotate the system display to 
       the right, with the characters or graphics reappearing around the 
       left hand side, and down one line.  After a full rotation has 
       occurred, the following message will be centered on the display: 
               "MIKY 786290 Blivia" 
       This message cannot be seen in infected files as the virus is 
       Systems infected with Miky will also notice a much higher than 
       normal number of lost clusters being detected by the DOS CHKDSK 
       program.  One lost cluster occurs each time a program is infected 
       by Miky. 
       Known variant(s) of Miky are: 
       Miky-2390: Received in May, 1992, Miky-2390 is a slightly 
                  larger variant of the Miky virus.  Its in memory 
                  TSR is 2,144 bytes in size.  It adds 2,390 bytes to 
                  the .COM programs it infects, and 2,390 to 2,404 bytes 
                  to the .EXE programs it infects.  The following 
                  two text strings can be found within the viral code 
                  in Miky-2390 infected programs: 
                  "COMMAND.COM symbolic M" 
                  "inOUTRUN E" 
                  Origin:  Unknown  May, 1992. 

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