The Spanska is a family of viruses written by Spanska from 29A, having parasitic and encrypted attributes, and it runs on DOS. The main characteristic of this family is the creative payload.

Generally, they infect executables except COMMAND.COM. Some of these variants are memory resident while some of them infect a number of files during runtime instead, and depend on the system time they trigger their payloads. Spanska viruses do not have any dangerous code of payload.

There are 14 known variants in 5 different versions, having their own names.

No pasaran variant:

  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1000
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1008
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1120.a

Cosmos variant:

  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1120.b

Mars Land variant:

  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1474
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1500
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.1509

Spanska_II (Elvira variant):

  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.3698 (no activation)
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.4208
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.4249
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.4250
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.4269
  • Virus.DOS.Spanska.4270

IDEA variant:

  • Virus.DOS.IDEA.6126


  1. Index of the Spanska family on VX Heaven