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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Ripper

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ripper
Technical name:Jack Ripper
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ripper,
Type:Virus
Effects:  It deletes all the files it finds on the hard disk
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:July 10, 2008
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

Ripper is a resident and stealth virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks.

When Ripper has infected a computer, it will infect all of the floppy disks used on the infected computer that are not write-protected.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ripper is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any signs that indicate that it has infected a computer.