Virus.DOS.Sov is a memory resident parasitic virus on DOS.

There are 2 variants:

  • Virus.DOS.Sov.1193
  • Virus.DOS.Sov.1205


When the virus is in memory, it infects any DOS executable file that is run. The infection size may vary between different files.

Memory usageEdit

The following table shows the memory usage of the variants.

Variant Memory usage in bytes
Sov.1193 1,200
Sov.1205 1,216


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.

Sov1193 payload

Payload of Sov.1193


This variant displays the ASCII text:


See the screenshot at the top of the page for details.

Other detailsEdit

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

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