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PlatformMicrosoft Windows
File TypeWin32 PE executable (.EXE)
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FakeFormat is a trojan program.


Once the program is run, it overwrites the boot sector and both FAT copies of diskette in drive A: assuming that there's a 1.44 mb diskette is there. After that a diskette boot sector contains a stub that will output

This is a DATA disk only;
Insert system disk, press any key when ready.

The trojan waits for keypress and if CTRL + C combination is pressed exits to system, otherwise it loops (starts its code from the beginning).


Depending on the settings of the user's F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete the program, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask the user for a desired action.