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Sampo

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sampo
Technical name:Sampo
Threat level:Low
Alias:Sanpo,, Willop, Turbo, 69
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:July 10, 2008
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:PHILIPPINES

Brief Description 

    

Sampo is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and the Master Boot Record (MBR)of hard disks.

Sampo only infects computers that use an infected floppy disk.

Once the computer uses an infected floppy disk, Sampo goes memory resident and infects all floppy disks used in the computer, provided that they are not write-protected.

Sampo tricks the user into removing the protection of floppy disks. This action is carried out through a virus called Kampana.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Sampo has infected a computer is that when the system date is November 30 and the computer has been switched on for two hours, the following message is displayed in a blue text box in the top right of the screen:

S A M P O.
"Project X".
Copyright (c)1991 by the.
SAMPO X-Team. All rights.
reserved..
University Of The East.
Manila.

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