Mystic-377 Virus

 Virus Name:  Mystic-377 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovery:   June, 1993 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; program execution failure 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  377 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, Sweep, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, NProt, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NAV/N 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Mystic-377 virus was submitted in June, 1993.  Its origin or 
       point of isolation is unknown.  Mystic-377 is a non-resident, 
       direct action infector of .COM programs, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Mystic-377 virus is executed, 
       the Mystic-377 virus will infect one .COM file located in the 
       current directory.  The user will usually then be returned to the 
       DOS prompt. 
       Programs infected with the Mystic-377 virus will have a file length 
       increase of 377 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 not be altered.  The following text strings are encrypted 
       within the Mystic-377 viral code: 
               "'Mystic' by Digital Alchemy" 
       Known variant(s) of Mystic-377 are: 
       Mystic-379: Functionally similar to the orginal virus, this 
                   variant adds 379 bytes to the .COM programs it infects. 
                   The same text strings are encrypted within the viral 
                   Origin:  Unknown  January, 1994. 

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