Threat Description

Backformat

Details

Aliases: Backformat, Backform
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This simple virus infects executed COM and EXE files. There are several known variants, two of them are widespread.

Backformat might cause problems when accessing floppy drives.



Removal



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