Minimite Virus

 Virus Name:  Minimite 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  March, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time changes to 4-24-80 12:04a 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  183 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, F-Prot, Sweep, NAV, AVTK, IBMAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, NAV/N, AVTK/N, NProt, IBMAV/N, Innoc, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Minimite virus was submitted in March, 1993.  Its origin is 
       unknown.  Minimite is a non-resident, direct action infector of 
       .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Minimite virus is executed, the 
       Minimite virus will infect one .COM program located in the current 
       directory, and then the host program the user was attempting to 
       execute will run.  Programs infected with the Minimite virus will 
       have a file length increase of 183 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 altered to 
       04-24-80 12:04a.  The following text strings can be found within 
       the viral code in all Minimite infected programs: 
       Minimite doesn't appear to do anything besides replicate. 

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