Alex-368 Virus

 Virus Name:  Alex-368 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   December, 1992 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time altered 
 Origin:      USSR 
 Eff Length:  368 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNC - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  IBMAV, ViruScan, Sweep, AVTK, F-Prot, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, Sweep/N, Innoc, NProt, AVTK/N, NAV/N, IBMAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Alex-368 virus was submitted in December, 1992.  It is originally 
       from the USSR.  Alex-368 is a non-resident, direct action infector 
       of .COM programs, but not COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Alex-368 virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect all .COM programs larger than approximately 2K 
       located in the current directory.  Infected programs will have a 
       file length increase of 368 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 
       can be found within the viral code in all Alex-368 infected programs: 
               "The One Night Virus (c) Alex Hacker" 

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