MSJ Virus

 Virus Name:  MSJ 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  December, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM & .EXE growth; file date/time changes 
 Origin:      Israel 
 Eff Length:  15,392 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNA - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  AVTK, Sweep, F-Prot, ViruScan, IBMAV, NAV, 
                    NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    Sweep/N, NShld, Innoc, AVTK/N, NAV/N, NProt, IBMAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The MSJ virus was submitted in December, 1992, and is originally 
       from Israel.  MSJ is a non-resident, direct action infector of 
       .COM and .EXE programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the MSJ virus is executed, the MSJ 
       virus will infect one .COM or .EXE program located on the C: 
       drive.  Infected programs will have a file length increase of 
       15,392 bytes with the virus being located at the beginning of 
       the file.  Infected .COM programs will have an .EXE file format 
       after infection.  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 can be found within the MSJ viral code in all infected 
               "Insufficient disk space" 
       The following is the beginning of the very long message which is 
       contained within the viral code, unencrypted, within all infected 
       "Do not worry this virus is designed to avoide making any damage to" 
       "your files. A free Virus remover will be send to computer Magazines" 
       "by then 30th of oct 1992 So they can suppy to coustomers." 
       "This is a demonstration of what a Palestinian Boy can do." 
       The remainder of the message contains a political statement. 

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