Threat Description

Ibex

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Ibex, Brazil, Bones

Summary


Ibex aka Bones replicates when you boot from an infected floppy. Once you infect a machine, all accessed floppies get the virus.

Ibex has code to activate and overwrite all of the hard drive on the 7th of each month when any floppy disk is accessed.

Ibex was reported to be in the wild in USA in December 1995.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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