Virus Name : WYX
Alias : WYX Boot, WYX.A,
Virus type : Boot
level : Medium
WYX is a
boot sector and partition table infector virus.
It uses floppy disks to infect other PCs. If you
accidentally switch on the PC with an infected
disk, it will infect Partition table and Boot
sector of Hard disk. It spreads on DOS, and
Windows environments. Some times it failed to
replicate in Windows environment and damages the
It is a semi polymorphic
stealth virus and it uses standard infection
techniques to infect boot sectors. There is no
destructive payload in this virus but it slow
downs the system speed. The base memory will be
reduced by 2KB or 4KB.
WYX boot stores the
original boot information and remaining virus
code at the end of the first cylinder in Hard
disks. In case of floppy disks it stores the
original information, and virus code at the end
of root directory.
How can I protect my
Solo has incorporated WYX in its signature file
to protect users from this virus attack. Solo
antivirus registered users are already protected
from this virus. Make sure that you have
installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to
protect your system from all virus threats. It is
advisable to change the boot dirve option to
"C Drive" in machine start setup.
to remove WYX virus?
you are already infected with this virus, you can
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