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AntiEXE.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AntiEXE.A
Technical name:AntiEXE.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:,
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of hard disks. It prevents the computer from starting up correctly. It infects files with an EXE extension that are over 200,256 bytes in size.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:July 20, 2001
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

AntiEXE.A is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of hard disks. 

In addition, it infects EXE files over 200256 bytes in size, and prevents users from running them.

AntiEXE.A infects the hard disk 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The main visible symptom of AntiExe.A is that infected computers have problems starting.

In addition, it will not be possible to run EXE files over 200256 bytes in size.

On Windows 95 systems, a window will be displayed with message warning users about the possible alteration of the interrupt INT 13h.