INT_CE

Classification

Malware

Virus

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INT_CE, INTCE, INT-CE, Shiftpar

Summary

The INTCE virus is a diskette and Master Boot Record infector. It is only able to infect a hard disk when you try to boot the machine from an infected diskette. At this time INT_CE infects the Main Boot Record, and after that it will go resident to memory during every boot-up from the hard disk.

Removal

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.

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Technical Details

Once INT_CE gets resident to memory, it will infect practicly all non-writeprotected diskettes used in the machine. It uses interrupt CEh, hence the name.

INT_CE modifies the partition data so that the machine is not able to boot from a floppy any more - only from the hard drive. To boot such a machine, use an IBM PC-DOS 7.x floppy or MS-DOS 3.3 floppy.

It can also cause compatibility problems. It can cause a machine fail to boot.

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