Check SysConst.dcu Anti-virus software vendor Gdata, Avira, McAfee and Kaspersky has discovered a new type of virus which infects and compromises systems running the Delphi development environment. After infection, all Delphi programs compiled using the infected Delphi environment are also infected. Anti-virus laboratory AV-Test has already spotted the first examples in the wild. The virus affects Delphi versions 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0. After making a backup which it names SysConst.bak, it overwrites the Delphi file SysConst.dcu with a self-compiled version. Since the infected file is loaded whenever Delphi programs are compiled, all programs generated after this point will be infected as "Virus.Win32.Induc.a". McAfee reports infected files as "W32/Induc" or "Generic!Artemis". Other anti-virus vendors have been informed of the virus and are working on updates.