Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

Paula

Paula is a simple boot virus. When the computer system is booted from an infected diskette the virus infects the hard disk’s MBR and installs itself into the memory. It occupies 4 Kb of memory. The virus infects diskettes inserted into the drive when they are either read or written. On offset 02Hh in the boot sector or in MBR text “DIGITAL'93” is visible.

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