Tony Boot Virus

 Virus Name:  Tony Boot 
 V Status:    Rare 
 Discovered:  November, 1991 
 Symptoms:    BSC 
 Origin:      Bulgaria 
 Eff Length:  N/A 
 Type Code:   BR - Resident Boot Sector Infector 
 Detection Method:  ViruScan, AVTK, F-Prot, IBMAV, NAV, 
                    Sweep, NAVDX, VAlert, PCScan, ChAV, 
                    NShld, LProt, Innoc, AVTK/N, Sweep/N, NAV/N, NProt 
 Removal Instructions:  MDisk or DOS SYS command 
 General Comments: 
       The Tony Boot virus was submitted in November, 1991.  It is from 
       Bulgaria.  Tony Boot is a memory resident infector of diskette and 
       hard disk boot sectors. 
       The first time the system is booted from a Tony Boot infected 
       diskette, Tony Boot will copy the hard disk drive C: boot sector 
       to the last sector of the hard drive, and then infect the drive C: 
       boot sector.  The virus will not be memory resident at this time. 
       The next time the system is booted from the system hard disk, the 
       Tony Boot virus will become memory resident.  Once it is memory 
       resident, it will infect any non-write protected diskettes 
       exposed to the system.  The following text string will be found 
       within the boot sector of infected hard disks and diskettes: 
       It is unknown if Tony Boot does anything besides replicate. 
       Known variant(s) of Tony Boot are: 
       Tony Boot Dropper: Tony Boot Dropper is a small program which 
                          places a copy of the Tony Boot virus into a 
                          diskette's boot sector.  The Dropper itself does 
                          not replicate. 

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