There are 2 different versions sharing the same name:
This virus activates immediately and does not infect any file, but it would stay memory resident.
This is a non-memory resident virus, it infects all the DOS executables in current directory when run. It also activates immediately when an infected program is run.
This virus displays a ASCII art of the text in purple:
It behaves differently under different version of the operating system.
Under version 6.22, if it is run for two times in row, the system halts. But when another program is run between the virus program's sections, no system halt would occur since the viral code has been unloaded from the memory.
Under version 7.1, if it is run for few times in row, the system would kill the process due to incorrect opcode to be executed, but the system does not halt at anyway. However it would still crash the system for many runs in row.
Additionally, after a number of executions, a lot of colored blocks of garbage characters may appear under the ASCII art payload.
When an infected program is run, the virus displays the following message, with a number of beeps and sound effects:
ALERT! ALERT! CALL YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR! YOU HAVE A MAJOR SYSTEM PROBLEM BACKGROUND DIAGNOSTICS INDICATE YOUR HARDDRIVE IS LOSING TRACK 0 This could make your data NOT RECOVERABLE! Please turn off your PC now and wait for further instructions.
And it continues to the host program. The virus does nothing harmful to the computer.
Alert contains the internal text string:
Please wait for the program to load..
VCC.Alert.736 contains the internal text strings:
Alert E Virus Thespian I-EAS Virus Creation Centre v0.19 [AE] [TP] [IE-VCC v0.19 ] .COM