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|Effects: ||It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of hard drive.s It prevents the computer from starting up correctly.
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 31, 1998|
Wyx is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and of the hard drive.
Wyx infects the hard drive of a computer when it is booted from a floppy disk that is infected with this virus. From then on, all of the floppy disks used on that computer will be infected and it will have problems starting up.
Wyx doest not carry out any destructive actions and its main objective is to spread to other computers, without causing damage to the files on hard disks and floppy disks.
The only indication that Wyx has infected a computer is that it will have problems starting up (especially computers with the Windows NT operating system installed).