Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Misis

This is a simple boot virus coming from Russia. When an attempt is made to load the system from an infected diskette the virus attacks the hard disk’s MBR and installs itself into memory. After that it infects diskettes that are not write-protected. The virus occasionally writes text in Russian language with meaning:

MiSiS May ´92 Žarinov soft 236-25-35 "Žarinov" came... Go away from the computer Work for programmers! Long live Lozinsky Pray!

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