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|Technical name:||Parity Boot B|
|Effects: ||It infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks. It prevents the computer from starting up correctly.|
|Detection updated on:||July 10, 2008|
|Country of origin:||GERMANY|
Parity.B is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy and hard disks.
Parity.B infects the hard disk of a computer when it is booted from a floppy disk infected by the virus.
From then on, all of the floppy disks used on the system will be infected and the affected computer will have problems starting up.
When Parity.B carries out its infection it shows the following symptoms:
- Affected computers have problems starting up.
- The virus randomly shows a window with the following text: PARITY CHECK. Then, the computer blocks.