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What is the industrial standard name of the first computer virus for MS-DOS?

A. Heart

B. Brain

C. Nerve

D. Vein


1. A
2. C
3. D
4. B

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : B

The correct answer is B.

  • The brain is the industrial standard name of the first computer virus for MS-DOS and was released in 1986.
  • It would overwrite the boot sector on the floppy disk and prevent the computer from booting.
  • It was written by two brothers from Pakistan and was originally designed as copy protection.
  • The Morris was the first Computer virus that spread extensively in the wild in 1988. It was written by Robert Morris.

  • In 1991, the Michelangelo virus was first discovered in Australia. It would lay dormant until 6th March every year and then overwrite the first one hundred sectors on the storage devices with zeros, preventing the computer from booting.
  • In 1998, CIH was released. It infected around 60 million computers and caused significant damages by overwriting important system files. It was written by a Taiwanese student.
  • In 1999, Melissa was released. This one was the first widespread Word Macro Virus.

  • A computer virus is a type of computer program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code.
  • If this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be infected with a computer virus.

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