Threat Description

Cruel

Details

Aliases: Cruel
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary


Cruel is a boot sector virus from Hungary. Unlike most other boot sector infectors, it overwrites the DOS boot sector.

Cruel activates by occasionally turning on the BIOS password. See description of the Raadioga virus for information on how to bypass this.

Cruel can be removed from diskettes and hard disks with the DOS SYS command.

Cruel.B variant was found on the original driver floppies for Maverick 12X CD-ROM drives from Optics Storage.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.







Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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