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Virus Encyclopedia

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Brain

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Brain
Technical name:Brain
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects the MBRof floppy disks.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:April 23, 2001
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:PAKISTAN

Brief Description 

    

Brain is a virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks. It goes memory resident and uses Stealth techniques.

Brain can only infect a computer if it is booted from an infected floppy disk.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that Brain has infected a computer is the following text in Spanish disco incorrecto, which the worm displays on screen when the infected floppy disk is inserted in the computer.