Possible

Classification

Malware

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Possible

Summary

Did you get a message like this?

BOOT SECTOR WRITE
 POSSIBLE VIRUS
 Allow (Y/n)?

If so, this is displayed by the BIOS code of your machine. The text is displayed almost always when you try to write to the master boot sector of your machine.This does not necessarily mean you have a virus. You could be using FDISK, Format or disinfecting a virus. If necessary, turn the warning of from your BIOS settings, look for an option like "Virus protection".If you get the message when booting with a floppy in drive A: or when running an unknown program, it is probably caused by a real virus.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Submit a sample

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Technical Details

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