I met up with that virus because a friend caught it from somewhere and I
looked into it for him. Luckily he had done what I told him to do and
that was to keep multiple backups. I was actually able to restore the
hard drive intact, as it only deleted the beginning 100 sectors (thanks
I immediately told a bunch of people I knew, and Eric G Corley who I
also knew invited me to speak on his radio program "Off the Wall" on
WUSB-FM. I was unable to make it because of prior commitments.
From there on, there were a few variants of the idea.
It taught me, and a lot of other people, not to boot from floppies that
were not supposed to be booted from.
I think shortly after that, I wrote a boot sector scanner that would
scan the floppies when they were first inserted.
On 3/5/2019 6:34 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
Commemorating Michelangelo's birthday in 1457,
this was the scourge of
DOS-box users everywhere in 1992 (I was still using CP/M at the time
before upgrading to Unix).
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