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Friday, January 20, 2006

 

PC virus completes 20 years

`Today, 19 January is the 20th anniversary for the appearance of the first PC virus. Brain, a boot sector virus, was let loose in January 1986 and spread via infected floppy disks.

This virus is thought to have originated in Pakistan and at the time there were suspicions that it was created as a way to promote a company called Brain Computer Services, as its name and address would appear inside of the virus.’




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