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 Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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