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Exe_Bug.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:28 AM
Also Known As:
CMOS Killer, Hooker, Int_0B, CMOS-1
Type:
Virus

The EXE_Bug.A virus is a mildly complicated virus that infects the master boot record of hard drives and the floppy boot sector. It uses several advanced techniques to both spread itself and hide itself from the user. To spread, this virus makes modifications to the systems CMOS drive values, making the system look as if it does not have any floppy drives.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 21, 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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