First MS-DOS virus is thirty years old

Jan

20

2016

The Brain virus was released on January 19, 1986 by two Pakistani brothers, Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi Farooq Alvi. It was written for the IBM-PC and intended to increase the copying of medical software which was developed by the two counter.

fpa-virus & # 039; tje The name of the virus comes from the fact that the program replaced the boot sector of fat-storage and moved to a bad sector, then the infected 5ΒΌ “diskette volume label ‘Brain’ was assigned Infected boot sectors also showed the following.:

Welcome to the Dungeon (c) 1986 Basie & Amends (pvt) Ltd VIRUS_SHOE RECORD V9.0 Dedicated to the dynamic memories of millions of viruses who are no longer with us today – Thanks GOODNESS !! BEWARE OF THE er..VIRUS: this program is catching program follows after thesis messages …. $ # @% $ @ !!

There were to find the contact information of the brothers in the source code, in case users want the virus off. Further effects of the virus were Floppy disks were a lot slower and they missed seven kilobytes of memory. The two had also added a counter to the piece of software, allowing them to track how many disks were infected. In 2011, F-Secure made a short documentary about the Brain virus.

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