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.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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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.