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.
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.
Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure