Alex&Solo Virus

 Virus Name:  Alex&Solo 
 V Status:    New 
 Discovery:   July, 1995 
 Symptoms:    .COM file growth; file date/time altered 
 Origin:      Unknown 
 Eff Length:  512 Bytes 
 Type Code:   PNCK - Parasitic Non-Resident .COM Infector 
 Detection Method: F-Prot, AVTK, VAlert, NAV, NAVDX, Sweep, IBMAV, 
                   ViruScan, PCScan, ChAV, 
                   NAV/N, Sweep/N, IBMAV/N, AVTK/N, NShld, Innoc 
 Removal Instructions:  Delete infected files 
 General Comments: 
       The Alex&Solo virus was received in July, 1995.  Its origin is 
       unknown.  Alex&Solo is a non-resident, direct action infector of 
       .COM files, including COMMAND.COM. 
       When a program infected with the Alex&Solo virus is executed, this 
       virus will infect the first uninfected .COM file located in the 
       current directory.  Also at this time, the virus will infect the 
       copy of COMMAND.COM located in the C: drive root directory if it 
       wasn't previously infected. 
       Programs infected with this virus will have a file length increase 
       of 512 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 string is visible within the viral 
       code in all infected programs: 
           "Alex & Solo" 

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