Threat Description

Trojan.FakeFormat

Details

Aliases: Trojan.FakeFormat, FakeFormat6234
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



The 'FakeFormat' is a trojan program. Being run it overwrites boot sector and both FAT copies of diskette in drive A: assuming that there's a 1.44 mb diskette is there. After that a diskette boot sector contains a stub that will output:

This is a DATA disk only;
 Insery system disk, press any key when ready.

The trojan waits for keypress and if CTRL + C combination is pressed exits to system, otherwise it loops (starts ist code from the beginning).



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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








Technical Details: Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure


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