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In January 1986 the first computer virus for MS-DOS made its debut by the name of Brain at the hands of two brothers from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, namely: Basit and Anjad Farooq Alvi. From the on Brain became the standard industry name for a virus of that type and form. This kind of virus infects the boot sector of storage media that is formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system.
Brain worked differently to other viruses that emerged at the time which is what made it more successful at wreaking havoc on a system. Basically, Brain lacked the code that is needed to deal with hard disk partitioning and it avoided infecting hard disks by checking the most significant part of the BIOS drive number it accessed. Other viruses, on the other hand, paid no attention to disk partitioning and consequently destroyed data that is stored on hard disks by treating them in the same way floppy disks are handled. This is the very reason why Brain often went undetected; it was because of its deliberate non-destructive pattern, especially when the user paid little to no attention to the slow speed of floppy disk access.
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