Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Backformat, Backform


This simple virus infects executed COM and EXE files. There are several known variants, two of them are widespread.

Backformat might cause problems when accessing floppy drives.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.


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