1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Predator.2448


January 13, 1994
February 13, 2007 11:46:23 AM
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The Predator.2448 virus is a fairly complicated virus, which uses encrypting and stealthing techniques to hide itself. Upon execution of an infected file, this virus writes itself to the master boot record of the hard drive and then begins to infect files as they are executed.

Systems infected with this virus will report a loss of 6 KB in total conventional memory.

On infected hard drives a copy of the original master boot record is stored at physical location cylinder 0 side 0 sector 02 in encrypted format.

This virus corrupts floppy disks after it infects them, making them unreadable by DOS when the virus is not active in memory.

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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