(mul t -p r t t v rus) (n.)
Also called a multi-part virus
, a virus
that attempts to attack both the boot sector
and the executable
, or program, files at the same time. When the virus attaches to the boot sector, it will in turn affect the system s files
, and when the virus attaches to the files, it will in turn infect the boot sector.
This type of virus can re-infect a system over and over again if all parts of the virus are not eradicated.