Multipartite viruses have a dual personality. Some are file viruses that can infect system sectors; others are system sector infectors that can infect files.
Sometimes the multipartite virus drops a system sector infector; other times a system sector infector might also infect files.
Multipartite viruses are particularly nasty because of the number of ways they can spread. Fortunately, a good one is hard to write.
Ghostball was the first multipartite virus, discovered by Fridrik Skulason in October 1989.
- Multipartite viruses have dual capabilities and typically infect both system sectors and files.
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