Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Possible


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

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.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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