Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Fat Avenger

This boot virus was given its name after the text string which it contains:

THIS PROGRAM WAS WRITTEN IN INDIA (c)1993 FAT AVENGER P.S.

This program is not meant to be destructive. As with all boot viruses, when system is loaded from an infected diskette it writes its copy into the hard disk’s MBR and tries to infect the boot sector of a diskette in the drive if it is not write-protected.

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