Threat Description

Ibex

Details

Aliases:Ibex, Brazil, Bones
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Ibex aka Bones replicates when you boot from an infected floppy. Once you infect a machine, all accessed floppies get the virus.

Ibex has code to activate and overwrite all of the hard drive on the 7th of each month when any floppy disk is accessed.

Ibex was reported to be in the wild in USA in December 1995.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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