AGI-Plan

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AGI-Plan
Common name AGI-Plan
Technical name Month 2-4
Aliases Month 2-4, Agiplan
Family Zero Bug
Classification Virus
Type DOS
Subtype COM file, destructive
Isolation Unknown
Point of isolation Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Point of Origin Unknown
Author(s) Unknown

AGI-Plan was a memory resident DOS file infector first isolated at the Agiplan software company in Germany. Because of CARO standards that dictate that viruses should not be named after companies, AGI-Plan's technical name is Month 4-6. This name also violates CARO standards, but a more minor rule involving syntax. AGI-Plan is related to the Zero Bug virus, as both it and AGI-Plan prepend 1,536 bytes to files they infect.

AGI-Plan is not initially damaging until several months after the initial infection, hence its name. After activation, AGI-Plan will begin to corrupt write operations, which results in slow, difficult-to-notice damage overtime.[1]

AGI-Plan is notable for reappearing in South Africa in what appeared to be an intentional re-release several years after. AGI-Plan never succeeded in spreading significantly beyond the isolated incidents in Germany and South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agiplan". Panda Security. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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