Threat Description

Cruel

Details

Aliases:Cruel
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Cruel is a boot sector virus from Hungary. Unlike most other boot sector infectors, it overwrites the DOS boot sector.

Cruel activates by occasionally turning on the BIOS password. See description of the Raadioga virus for information on how to bypass this.

Cruel can be removed from diskettes and hard disks with the DOS SYS command.

Cruel.B variant was found on the original driver floppies for Maverick 12X CD-ROM drives from Optics Storage.



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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