Happy New Year
According to reports from Bulgaria, the author of this virus is the same as the one who wrote the Nina virus, and inside the 1600 virus the following message can be found:
Dear Nina, you make me write this virus; Happy new year!
It should not come as a surprise that the author's girlfriend is named Nina.
The 1600 virus infects .EXE and .COM files, increasing their length by 1600 bytes, but COMMAND.COM is overwritten. At least some versions of COMMAND.COM will not work if infected, and infected COMMAND.COM files should be replaced, not disinfected.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.