Delwin was found from Denmark in Spring 1995. It infects the MBR
of the hard drive as well as all accessed EXE files. Delwin is
a fast infector.
Delwin is also a full stealth virus, hiding all the changes to
boot sectors and EXE files as long as it is resident.
The virus is encrypted and contains the text "DELWIN". Delwin activates
when WIN.COM is executed. After this, it will modify the
'check-dos-version' service to always report v2.10. This will prevent
many programs from being executed. Otherwise the virus is harmless.
Delwin.1759 got widespread circulation in May 1996 when an infected copy
of the full version of 'Duke Nukem 3D' game was distributed via
There is also another variant, 1199 bytes in length.
[Analysis: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure]