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Boot Sector Infector

A boot sector infector virus places its starting code in the boot sector. When the computer tries to read and execute the program in the boot sector, the virus goes into memory where it can gain control over basic computer operations. From memory, a boot sector infector can spread to other drives (floppy, network, etc.) on the system. Once the virus is running, it usually executes the normal boot program, which it stores elsewhere on the disk. Also: Boot Virus, Boot Sector Virus, BSI.

 

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- ZIP File

- Worm

- Windows Scripting

- Warm Boot

- Virus Hoaxes

- Virus

- Variant

- Vaccination

- VBS

- Tunneling

- Trojan Horse Program

- Triggered Event

- Timestamp

- Time Bomb

- TSR

- System Boot Record

- Stealth Virus

- Sparse Infector

- Sniffer

- Slow Infector

- Signature

- Shareware

- Shared Drive

- Self-garbling Viruses

- Self-extracting Files

- Self-encrypting Virus

- Sector Viruses

- Scanner

- SMTP

- Resident Virus

- Replication

- Redirect

- Real-time Scanner

- RTF File

- Program Infector

- Polymorphic Virus

- Piggyback

- Payload

- Password Sniffing

- Password Attacks

- PGP

- Overwriting Virus

- Operating System

- On-demand Scanner

- On-access Scanner

- Not In The Wild

- NTFS

- Mutating Virus

- Mutant

- Multipartite Virus

- Memory-resident Virus

- Master Boot Sector Virus

- Master Boot Sector

- Master Boot Record

- Malware

- Malicious Code

- Macro Virus

- Macro

- MS-DOS

- MP3 File

- MBR

- Logic Bomb

- Library File

- Key

- Joke Programs

- JavaScript

- Infection

- Host

- Hole

- Hijacking

- Heuristic Analysis

- Firewall

- File Viruses

- FAT

- Encryption

- Encrypted Virus

- EXE file

- Dropper

- Disinfection

- Direct Action Virus

- Denial Of Service (DoS)

- DOS

- Cookie

- Companion Virus

- Cold Boot

- Cluster Virus

- Checksum

- Boot Sector Infector

- Boot Sector

- Boot Record

- Boot

- Batch files

- Backup

- Background Task

- Background Scanning

- Back Door

- BIOS

- Antivirus Virus

- Anti-virus Software




 

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