Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Archub

Archub is a resident boot and MBR infector occupying 1 disk sector. In memory it occupies 2 kB. After it has been installed it infects diskettes boot sectors with probability 1:16. Archub is considered to be a part of the large family of viruses Stoned. Its only interesting feature is stealth, by which it conceals its presence in infected diskette boot sector or in hard disk MBR. In the virus body there is text string “ARC HUB 8A”, by which the virus was given its name. Some time ago the virus used to be quite widespread in Slovakia.

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