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|Effects: ||It infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks.|
|Detection updated on:||May 7, 2001|
Stoned.W-Boot is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks. Stoned.W-Boot uses stealth techniques.
Stoned.W-Boot spreads through infected floppy disks. When the computer is booted with a boot disk infected by this virus, it infects the hard disk of the computer.
Stoned.W-Boot is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.