the first one

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by toploader, Aug 23, 2005.

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    the first virus (and so far only) i've had was back in the mid nineties in those days i was the proud owner of an Atati STE with 4 megs of ram.

    one day i found that my mouse was acting strangely - everything was happening back to front the mouse pointer was going up when it should have been going down and vice-versa.

    consulting my collection of cover disks i ran a virus scanner and lo and behold i got a flashing screen saying GHOST VIRUS DETECTED

    more rummaging thru my cover disks and i found a boot sector virus nullifier which removed the virus from my floppy disk.

    i had no hard drive to worry about but i soon realised that the virus had spread to a number of other floppies which i had to dis-infect.

    i think i caught it at an atari computer fair when i bought some second hand program disks.

    no internet in those days, virus infection was primitive and containable - how times have changed.
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