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Junkie.Mbr

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Junkie.Mbr
Technical name:Junkie.Mbr
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks and prevents computers from starting up correctly.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SWEDEN

Brief Description 

    

Junkie.Mbr is a virus that reaches computers in a compressed file called PSPTC.ZIP, which seems to contain a program that allows users to copy the game Pacific Strike. However, this files actually contains a program called PSTATCH.COM, which contains the virus. 

The virus is run when the computer is booted from a floppy disk infected by Junkie.Mbr, or when the program hidden on it is run (PSTATCH.COM).

Junkie.Mbr is a dangerous virus, as it infects both executable files and the boot sector of floppy and hard disks, thereby causing problems at start-up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The main indication that Junkie.Mbr has reached your computer is that the affected computer will have problems starting up.