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Multiani

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Multiani
Technical name:Multiani
Threat level:Low
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:July 10, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Multiani is a resident Boot virus that infects the boot sector of hard disks (MBR - Master Boot Record) and floppy disks (BOOT). To infect the MBR of a hard disk the computer must be booted from an infected floppy disk. There is no other way for this virus to carry out an infection. Once the MBR has been infected the virus goes memory resident and infects all the diskettes that are accessed by the machine, providing they are not write-protected.

Visible Symptoms 

    

In December, the virus displays the following message on the screen:  

 

La multi ani !