Threat Description

Generic Boot

Details

Aliases:Generic Boot, GenB, GenP
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



"GenB" is short for "generic boot sector infector" and "GenP" for "generic partition sector infector". There are no such viruses at all. These are simply a "shorthand" that McAfee SCAN uses to tell you that it is sure there is something suspicious in your diskette's boot sector (GenB) or your hard disk's MBR (GenP) but it doesn't know precisely what.



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.



Technical Details



F-Secure anti-virus products detect the viruses known to McAfee as "GenB" or "GenP" by their CARO names.

The last time we looked, SCAN detected the following viruses as "GenB" or "GenP": Abs-3, AntiCMOS, B2, Boot-Y, BootEXE, Crazy_Eddie, Den_Zuko, Digress, Eko_Terror, Exe_Bug, Flip, Frankenstein, Gena, Hex, Ibex, JKTK, Joshi, KeyDrop, Malaga, MPHTI, MZ_Boot, Peanut, Pilgrim, Pretty, Revolution, Rm, SBP, Sciagura, Screaming_Fist, Silly, Smile, Stakkabo, Strange, Tequila, Tiso, Tony_Boot, Verify, VVM.B, X-Boot and Yeah.






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