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Stoned.W-Boot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:56:50 AM
Also Known As:
Stoned.P, Wonka, W-Boot
Type:
Virus

The Stoned.W-Boot virus is a rather simple master boot record, floppy boot sector infecting virus, that tries to hide itself using a common technique called stealthing, which causes the system to point to a clean copy of the infected area rather then the infected area itself (you would see this activity when you try to view the hard drive with a disk editing program and the virus is active in memory).

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 18, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2000
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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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