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NTLDRNT LoaDeR) The utility program that loads Windows into memory. NTLDR was introduced in Windows NT. See boot loader.
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The PE_FUNLOVE.4099 infector also dropped viral code and patched the files NTLdr
and NTOSKml.exe--enabling it to bypass both the Microsoft Windows file-integrity checking for the NT Boot Loader Kernel, and the integrity checking of infected Windows files.
In addition to destroying all files on the local and network disks, corrupting data stored in the CMOS memory (the computer hardware boot-up parameters) and FLASH BIOS microchip, "Magistr.b" overwrites the OS-loaders WIN.COM and NTLDR
in such a way that under certain conditions upon the next computer start-up, all data on the local and network disks are deleted.