Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically


Name of these resident COM and EXE infectors is derived from the display of their action – they occasionally mark some of the allocation units on the disk as erroneous. The viruses infect files when they are opened, executed, copied and searched for but it avoids 'SCAN.*' files. Specific versions differ by the text strings in their body:

Badsectors.3422 - Badsectors 1.1
Badsectors.3428 - Badsectors 1.2
Badsectors.3667 - Badsectors 1.3

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