Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Chance

Chance is a stealth boot virus. When an attempt is made to load the system from an infected diskette the virus decreases the amount of DOS usable memory by 2 KB and redirects its body to the interrupt INT 13h. Upon its installation into memory the virus attacks MBR. It attacks all diskettes that are not write-protected. When the system date is December 8th, the virus will display the following text:

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