Fat Avenger

Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Fat Avenger


It's a harmless memory resident boot virus. It hooks INT 13h and writes itself to MBRs of hard drives and boot sectors of floppy disks. It contains text strings:

THIS PROGRAM WAS WRITTEN IN INDIA.(c)1993 FAT AVENGER  PS. this program is not meant to be destructive  


Automatic action

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


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