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Parity_Boot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:41 AM
Also Known As:
Generic-1
Type:
Virus

The Parity_Boot virus checks every hour to see whether it has infected a floppy disk. If it has not infected a floppy disk in that time, it prints the following message to the screen and hangs the computer:

PARITY CHECK

Parity_Boot can survive a warm boot (Ctrl+Alt+Del). To clear the virus from memory, you must shut the system down (power off) or use the Reset button.

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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