There are 2 variants:
When the virus is in memory, it infects any DOS executable file that is run. The infection size may vary between different files.
The following table shows the memory usage of the variants.
|Variant||Memory usage in bytes|
The virus activates on February 23th. It draws ASCII picture when an infected program is run, and then it would continue the host program after a keypress.
This variant displays vertical bars filling the whole screen.
This variant displays the ASCII text:
I AM VIRUS
See the screenshot at the top of the page for details.
Sov.1193 contains the internal text strings:
(C)1987 American Megatrends Inc.286-BIOS (C)1989 American Megatrends Inc (c) COPYRIGHT 1984,1987 Award Software Inc.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Sov.1205 contains the internal text strings:
(C)1991 SoftWare Developed by Maxi____Lena All Rights Reserved (c) COPYRIGHT 1984,1987 Award Software Inc.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED