Threat Description



Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A
Aliases: Bootstrap, Loading Bootstrap


There is no virus known by this name to F-Secure anti-virus products. However, this 'virus' is sometimes reported, because some versions of McAfee Scan install a special MBR code while disinfecting boot viruses. This MBR will always display text "Loading Bootstrap..." during boot-up.


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.

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