Definition

Boot Sector Virus

Boot sector viruses infect the boot sector or the partition table of a disk. Computer systems are typically infected by these viruses when started with infected floppy disks - the boot attempt does not have to be successful for the virus to infect the computer hard drive. Once a computer is infected, boot sector viruses usually attempt to infect every disk accessed on the infected system. In general, boot sector viruses can be successfully removed.

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