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|Alias:||Parity.Boot,, IHC, Newboot, Newboot_1, Parity.enc, Quandry, WeRSilly|
It infects floppy disks and the boot sector of computers.
|Detection updated on:||July 10, 2008|
|Country of origin:||GERMANY|
Quandary is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks (Boot) and hard disks (Master Boot Record or MBR).
Quandary goes memory resident in order to infect the MBR of the hard disks connected to an infected computer and the floppy disks used on it.
When Quandary has infected a computer, all of the floppy disks used on the system will be infected, provided that they are not write-protected.
Quandary is easy to recognize, as computers infected by it have problems starting up.