Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Aliases: RPS, Fifty Boot

Summary


This is an Italian boot sector virus, which contains the text "RPS".

There are three closely related variants.

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Technical Details



Variant:RPS.A

Contains the text "RPS", overwrites the hard drive after 75 boots.


Variant:RPS.B

Contains the text "RPS2", overwrites the hard drive after 50 boots.


Variant:RPS.C

Contains the text "RPS3", overwrites the hard drive after 50 boots.

Otherwise the virus is a typical boot sector virus.

RPS was reported to be in the wild in Italy and Germany in the end of 1995.