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Stoned.W-Boot

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Stoned.W-Boot
Technical name:Stoned.W-Boot
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:May 7, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Stoned.W-Boot is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks. Stoned.W-Boot uses stealth techniques. 

Stoned.W-Boot spreads through infected floppy disks. When the computer is booted with a boot disk infected by this virus, it infects the hard disk of the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Stoned.W-Boot is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.