When it activates, the virus deletes these system files, making the PC unbootable:
C:\IO.SYS C:\MSDOS.SYS C:\CONFIG.SYS
After this, the virus displays this message:
DOS/4GW Professional Protected Mode Run-time
Copyright (c) Rational Systems, Inc. 1990-1993
Copyright (C) 1995,96 by Geci Allat
This Getto requirest 80286 or better processor
Formating Hard Disk #1 [...................]
Formating Hard Disk #2 [...................]
Always the Best!
However, the virus does not format any drives. It is possible to recover the drive by booting from a non-infected system disk with the same version of DOS or Windows as on hard drive and using SYS C: from it.
The virus also contains this text, which is never displayed:
Tested with F-Prot v2.22 and TBAV700
Always was reported to be in the wild in Hungary in December 1996.