Threat Description



Aliases: Satria, Ilove
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32


Satria is a typical boot sector virus, which only spreads from a machine to another via floppy disks and propogates when a machine is booted with an infected floppy in drive A:. After this all floppies get infected during access.

Satria activates on the fourth of July. When an infected machine is booted on this date, the virus displays a graphic which says 'I <heart> U'. Otherwise the virus just spreads.

Satria also contains two unencrypted texts which are never displayed: 'My Honey B'day' and 'SATRIA'.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details


This version displays a slightly different screen when activating. It also overwrites the original MBR without saving a copy of it.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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