Atomic 2 is a non-resident, direct action parasitic virus. Programs infected with Atomic 2 will not function properly.
When a program infected with the Atomic 2 virus is executed, the Atomic 2 virus will infect one .COM file located in the current directory, and then the following message will be displayed:
"Program execution terminated"
The user is then returned to the DOS prompt.
Programs infected with the Atomic 2 virus will have a file length increase of 350 bytes with the virus being located at the end of the file. The program's date and time in the DOS disk directory listing will not be altered. The following text strings are visible within the viral code in all Atomic 2 infected programs:
"*.COM [TAD2A] Created by Memory Lapse of Ontario, CANADA" "[TAD2A] The Atomic Dustbin 2A -- Just Shake Your Rump!" "Fail on INT 24 .. NOT!!" "*.COM .."
Delete the infected files.