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Wyx

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Wyx
Technical name:WYX
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of hard drive.s It prevents the computer from starting up correctly.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Dec. 31, 1998
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Wyx is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of the hard drive. 

Wyx infects the hard drive of a computer when it is booted from a floppy disk that is infected with this virus. From then on, all of the floppy disks used on that computer will be infected and it will have problems starting up.

Wyx doest not carry out any destructive actions and its main objective is to spread to other computers, without causing damage to the files on hard disks and floppy disks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only indication that Wyx has infected a computer is that it will have problems starting up (especially computers with the Windows NT operating system installed).