Threat Description

INT_CE

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: 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

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.

Contact Support

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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.





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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