Nanite Virus

 Virus Name:  Nanite 
 V Status:    Viron 
 Discovered:  July, 1994 
 Symptoms:    .COM & .EXE files overwritten; program corruption; 
              programs fail to function 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  332 Bytes Overwriting 
 Type Code:   ONA - Overwriting Non-Resident .COM & .EXE Infector 
 Detection Method:  F-Prot, AVTK, IBMAV, ViruScan, Sweep, 
                    NAV, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    AVTK/N, Sweep/N, NProt, NShld, IBMAV/N, Innoc, NAV/N, 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Nanite virus was received in July, 1994.  Its origin or point of 
       isolation is unknown.  Nanite is a non-resident direct action over- 
       writing virus which infects .COM and .EXE programs. 
       When a program infected with the Nanite virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect some of the .COM and .EXE programs located in the 
       current directory.  Infected programs will have the first 332 bytes 
       of the program overwritten by the Nanite viral code.  The file's 
       date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not be altered. 
       The following text string is visible within the viral code in all 
       Nanite infected programs: 
               "NaNiTe *.EXE *.COM" 
       Programs infected with the Nanite virus will be permanently corrupted 
       by the infection.  They should be deleted and replaced with a clean, 
       uninfected backup copy. 

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