Threat Description

Generic Boot

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Generic Boot, GenB, GenP

Summary


"GenB" is short for "generic boot sector infector" and "GenP" for "generic partition sector infector". There are no such viruses at all. These are simply a "shorthand" that McAfee SCAN uses to tell you that it is sure there is something suspicious in your diskette's boot sector (GenB) or your hard disk's MBR (GenP) but it doesn't know precisely what.



Removal


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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Technical Details


F-Secure anti-virus products detect the viruses known to McAfee as "GenB" or "GenP" by their CARO names.

The last time we looked, SCAN detected the following viruses as "GenB" or "GenP": Abs-3, AntiCMOS, B2, Boot-Y, BootEXE, Crazy_Eddie, Den_Zuko, Digress, Eko_Terror, Exe_Bug, Flip, Frankenstein, Gena, Hex, Ibex, JKTK, Joshi, KeyDrop, Malaga, MPHTI, MZ_Boot, Peanut, Pilgrim, Pretty, Revolution, Rm, SBP, Sciagura, Screaming_Fist, Silly, Smile, Stakkabo, Strange, Tequila, Tiso, Tony_Boot, Verify, VVM.B, X-Boot and Yeah.






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