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Spanska.4250

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spanska.4250
Technical name:Spanska.4250
Threat level:Low
Alias:Spanska.4250, Spanska_II.4250, Elvira¿½
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 1997
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
This virus infects program files (files with EXE and COM extensions). When one of the infected programs is infected, the virus goes memory resident. Spanska.4250 remains in memory on the look-out to infect programs executed by users.

Once Spanska.4250 carries out its infection the size of the infected programs will increase by 4250 bytes (the virus size). Moreover, the following message will be displayed: "(c) Spanska 97". However, while the virus is memory resident it will not be possible to appreciate the increase in size of the infected programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Once Spanska.4250 carries out its infection the size of the infected programs will increase by 4250 bytes (the virus size). Moreover, the following message will be displayed: "(c) Spanska 97". However, while the virus is memory resident it will not be possible to appreciate the increase in size of the infected programs.

The text will be displayed on the screen in such a way that it will move towards the upper left hand side of the screen when the time value of the internal clock reads a value greater than 16:00, and the minute value equals 30. This text is encrypted within the viral code.


Message displayed when the virus goes into action

ELVIRA !
Black and White Girl
from Paris
You make me feel alive.

ELVIRA !
Pars. Reviens. Respire.
Puis repars.
J'aime ton mouvement.

ELVIRA !
Bruja con ojos verdes
Eres un grito de vida,
un canto de libertad.