Threat Description

Ibex

Details

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

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

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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