Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Disk Washer

This boot virus occupies 1 KB of conventional memory. It attacks boot sectors of diskettes and hard disk´s MBR. The virus moves the original MBR into the 10th hard disk sector, on a diskette is the original boot sector moved to side 0, cylinder 0, sector 3. On base of an internal variable, if its value reaches 5000, the virus formats first sides of the hard disk. After that it presents itself by the following text on the screen:

From Diskwasher with love

The text is enclosed between two hearts.

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