Flip

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:28 AM
Also Known As:
Omicron
Type:
Virus

Flip is a virus that triggers on the second day of every month. Between 16:00 and 16:59 hours, the screen may be flipped horizontally and the characters reversed. This is only possible on EGA or VGA monitors. Slight modification to the boot sector of hard drives has been reported (modifications are not infectious). This strain of Flip does not appear to infect boot sectors on floppy disks.

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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