The name of the virus is derived from the following message found inside
NEWS FLASH!! Your system has been infected with the
incurable decay of LEPROSY 1.00, a virus invented by
PCM2 in June of 1990. Good luck!
Another variant is known, where the message has been changed to:
ATTENTION! Your computer has been afflicted with
the incurable decay that is the fate wrought by
Leprosy Strain B, a virus employing Cybernetic
Mutation Technology(tm) and invented by PCM2 08/90.
Infected programs will either display this message or
Program too big to fit in memory
Leprosy is a 666 byte overwriting virus, and infected programs must be
deleted, as there is no way to remove the virus. The only thing which is
remarkable about it is the fact that the virus is written in C.
|VARIANT:||Plague, Viper, Busted|
Plague is a slightly shorter variant, 591 bytes long. It contains the
Autopsy indicates the cause of
death was THE PLAGUE
Dedicated to the dudes at SHHS
VIVE LE SHE-MAN!
Viper is related, but uses a slightly different encryption method and is
840 bytes long. Busted is yet another variant, which contains the text
This variant has been changed quite a bit, probably in order to avoid
detection by some anti-virus program. It is also longer - 1972 bytes.
|VARIANT:||Leprosy-C, Leprosy-D, Scribble, Seneca, Surfer|
Other variants, just as non-interesting as the previous ones.