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Parity_Boot.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Parity_Boot.B
Technical name:Parity_Boot.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:Parity.B,
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks. It prevents the computer from starting up correctly.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:July 10, 2008
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:GERMANY
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Parity_Boot.B is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks.

Parity_Boot.B infects the hard disk of a computer when it is booted from a floppy disk infected by the virus.

From then on, all of the floppy disks used on the system will be infected and the affected computer will have problems starting up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When Parity_Boot.B carries out its infection it shows the following symptoms:

  • Affected computers have problems starting up.
  • The virus randomly shows a window with the following text: PARITY CHECK. Then, the computer blocks.