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

There are 2 variants:

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

BehaviorEdit

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

PayloadEdit

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.

Sov.1193Edit

This variant displays vertical bars filling the whole screen.

Sov1193 payload

Payload of Sov.1193

Sov.1205Edit

This variant displays the ASCII text:

I AM
VIRUS

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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