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Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Stoned.Spirit
Technical name:Stoned.Spirit
Threat level:Low
Effects:  It prevents the computer from starting up correctly.

Affected platforms:


Detection updated on:July 17, 2001

Brief Description 


Stoned.Spirit is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks.

Stoned.Spirit infects the hard disk of a computer when it is booted from an infected floppy disk. From then on, all of the floppy disks used on the computer will also be infected and the affected computer will have problems starting up.

Visible Symptoms 


An indication that Stoned.Spirit has infected a computer is the following message displayed on screen:

  • Disco incorrecto