Eek (b)

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 27, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:34:26 AM
Also Known As:
WYX.b
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98

This is an encrypted boot virus, capable of infecting the Master Boot Record and the Boot Sector of hard disks on target computers. It is not destructive.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 27, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 27, 2000
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 27, 2000
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Jimmy Shah

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