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EraseMBR.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:EraseMBR.D
Technical name:Trj/EraseMBR.d
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan/EraseMBR.d
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of the hard disk.
Detection updated on:May 2, 2001
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

EraseMBR.D is a Trojan that deletes the Master Boot Record of the hard disk every time that the computer is started.

EraseMBR.D also infects the Partition Table of the hard disk. When the computer is booted from an infected floppy disk, it goes memory resident.

Due to the actions carried out by EraseMBR.D, it can be considered a dangerous virus, as it prevents the affected computer from starting up, at least, from the hard disk.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Computers infected by EraseMBR.D have problems starting up.