Threat Description

IstanbulCCC

Details

Aliases: IstanbulCCC, Tubo, ystanbul
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a typical stealth boot sector virus, which beeps and displays this text after every 15 infected floppies:

ystanbulCCC was here! He he

Otherwise the virus just spreads.

IstanbulCCC was reported to be in the wild in the UK in April 1996.



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: Peter Szor, F-Secure, 1996


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