This was for a while the shortest virus known - only 163 bytes long. It
does nothing but replicate. Like the original Kennedy virus, this variant
has only been reported in Denmark. It is somewhat carelessly written - it
does not close the files it opens, for example. Several related viruses
(177, 180 and 251 bytes) are also known.
A 1000 byte encrypted variant, which contains little but a message to
certain virus writers and anti-virus developers.
This 256 byte variant contains the text:
(C) '92, Stingray/VIPER
This virus is also known as Black Wind. It was originally found in
Estonia in the beginning of 1994. Afterwards, this virus has been
reported to be in the wild in several Northern European countries.
Like the original Danish_Tiny, this new variant is a direct action
infector that targets COM files. The virus is encrypted with a
Danish_Tiny.476 increases the size of infected programs by 476 bytes.
It activates on the 6th day of any month, at which time it formats the
hard disk's first track, overwriting the MBR code and the partition
information. This makes the hard disk effectively inaccessible. After
this, the virus displays the following text and hangs the computer:
BLACK WIND VIRUS...
Copyright (C) 1992, Destructive Technologies, Unlimited.
[Danish Tiny.476 analysis: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure]