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Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Aliases: Boot-437


This virus will only infect hard drives when an attempt to boot from an infected diskette is made. Once the virus has infected the hard drive, all non-protected floppies used in the machine will be infected.

Unlike most other boot sector viruses (except Form), Boot-437 infects the DOS boot sector on hard drives instead of the Master Boot Record.

To disinfect, cold boot from a clean bootable floppy that has the same version of DOS as on your hard drive and SYS.COM. Then issue command SYS C:.

Boot-437 doesn't do anything except replicate.


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