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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:32:43 AM
Also Known As:
Music Boot

Music_Bug is a virus that lays dormant for four months after infection. During this dormancy period, it still infects floppy disks. After four months, Music_Bug activates and plays a random tune when a floppy disk in accessed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 14, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 19, 2009 revision 053
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 14, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 19, 2009 revision 065
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
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