Flame

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:59:54 AM
Also Known As:
Stamford
Type:
Virus

The Flame virus is a simple master boot record (MBR), floppy boot sector infecting virus that contains a destructive payload, which when activated (by a change in the month from the infection date), will display colored flames on the screen and overwrite the MBR. Systems infected with this virus will report a loss of 1K in total conventional memory. On floppy disks the original Boot Sector is stored at physical location cylinder 1 side 1 sector 25.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 15, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 15, 2000
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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