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Spaces.1245

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spaces.1245
Technical name:W95/Spaces.1245
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects executable files and corrupts the boot sector of the hard drive, preventing the computer from being started up.

Affected platforms:

Windows 95

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Spaces.1245 is a virus that infects Windows executable files (files with an EXE extension) .

This virus has a very destructive payload, which it carries out on June 1. On this date, the virus corrupts the boot sector of the hard drive, preventing the user from starting up the infected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spaces.1245 does not display any warnings or clear symptoms of infection before carrying out its actions. However, once Spaces1245 has infected the computer, it will not start up.