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Pieck

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pieck
Technical name:Pieck.4444.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Pieck.mp.4444.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector and files with an EXE extension stored on floppy disks.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:POLAND
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Pieck is an MS-DOS virus that infects files with an EXE extension. When an infected file is run, the virus infects the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the hard disk.

Once a computer has been infected, Pieck remains resident in the computer memory. In addition, it is a multipartite, stealth and encrypted virus.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that Pieck has infected a computer is that on March 3 of any year, it causes the screen to flicker.