Threat Description

RPS

Details

Aliases: RPS, Fifty Boot
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is an Italian boot sector virus, which contains the text "RPS".

There are three closely related variants.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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Technical Details




Variant:RPS.A

Contains the text "RPS", overwrites the hard drive after 75 boots.


Variant:RPS.B

Contains the text "RPS2", overwrites the hard drive after 50 boots.


Variant:RPS.C

Contains the text "RPS3", overwrites the hard drive after 50 boots.

Otherwise the virus is a typical boot sector virus.

RPS was reported to be in the wild in Italy and Germany in the end of 1995.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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