Bait-virus was found in Finland during spring 1994. When an infected file is executed, it will infect several COM files in the current directory and change the working directory to \DOS. Infected files will grow by 425 bytes.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
More scanning & removal options
More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.
The virus encrypts itself with a variable 16-bit key, but the decryption routine is constant, so this virus can be detected with a search string.
The following text is found underneath the encryption:
Bait Virus 2.0. Finland (C) 1994 JH
Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure