Boot Sector Viruses As virus creators got more sophisticated, they learned new tricks.
What does BS stand for?
BS stands for Boot Sector
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Virus A program or code that replicates--that is, infects another program, boot sector, partition sector, of document that supports macros by inserting itself or attaching itself to that medium.
Boot Sector Viruses This virus type was the most prevalent until the mid-1990s, spreading primarily in the 16-bit DOS world via floppy diskettes.
Products were tested for detection of standard, polymorphic, and in-the-wild - real world - viruses (both boot sector and file viruses), as well as for scan time and false positives on a clean hard disk.
If you attempt to view or access the hard disk master boot sector that controls system start-up, the virus will recognize this and display pre-infected information to prevent you from discovering it.
New features include virus scanning memory for active virus infections, virus scanning boot sectors for boot viruses, virus scans within archive formats ZIP, RAR, ARJ, ACE, TAR, LHA or CAB and virus scans within Outlook Express, Outlook and Netscape e-mail.