Virus.DOS.Ari.1962 or Ari is a non-memory resident parasitic virus that runs on MS-DOS.


Ari first searches for .COM files and writes itself at their ends.

The infected files contain the string at their headers:

Ari is a NARC

With the probability 1/2 the virus displays the message :

Real Name:      John A. Buchanan

Alias:          Page, Jimmy Page, Aristotle

Home Phone:     (804) 595-2672

Work Phone:     (804) 857-6000

BBS Phone:      Black Axis, (804) 599-4152

Address:        502 Hammond Street

City/State:     Newport News, Virginia

Employer:       Information Technology Solutions

Work Loc:       2551 East Elthoma

InMode:         Unstable, Insecure

ExMode:         Egoist, Braggart

Motivation:     Power (or the appearance thereof)

Intelligence:   Average (below average for computer underground)

Please Press Any Key To Continue..........


John A. Buchanan, better known as Aristotle (or ARiSToTLE), is a member

of the ever-degrading Virus eXchange (VX) underground.  Not a programmer

of any degree himself, he has relied on his mouth to gain a name in the

scene.  Aristotle runs a BBS system dedicated to exchanging viruses, and

claims to be a member of NuKE, an elite underground group with a partial

focus in viruses.  NuKE, however, seems to view him as a pest - at best.

For an occasional power-trip, Aristotle has been known to post real

information, including name, phone, etc. of virus writers to attempt to

scare them.  He has allegedly given the same information to law-enforcement

agencies on several occasions, and seems to have been the cause of several

people's arrests.  This is the only way, it seems, that he can feel that

he has any power.  He is also commonly inciting flame wars (arguments on

a very base level) for a similar purpose.

Please Press Any Key To Continue..........

This virus loops until rebooted.



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