Chance

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 20, 1995
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:54 AM
Type:
Virus

Chance is a simple hard disk boot record and floppy boot sector infecting virus which infects the hard drive when there is an attempt to boot the system from an infected floppy disk. On December 8 th the virus will trigger, playing music from the PC speaker while displaying the following text:

    All we are saying is give peace a chance (J. Lennon)

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 20, 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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