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CST.Boot

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CST.Boot
Technical name:CST.Boot
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bleah.Fé
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:April 23, 2001
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN
Family:BLEAH

Brief Description 

    

CST.Boot belongs to the Bleah family of viruses. These are characterized by being Boot and Resident viruses with no destructive effects, so that they can be classified as being inoffensive. They infect floppy disk (BOOT) and hard disk (MASTER BOOT - MBR) boot sectors.



Visible Symptoms 

    

CST.Boot doesn't have any destructive effects that can be noticed by the user. Moreover, as it uses Stealth techniques to hide its presence it is very difficult to detect, and even more so when it is installed in the memory. Although it is a boot virus it does not harm infected disks.