Computer Virus

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A computer virus is a software program written to replicate itself by modifying other programs or code stored in a disk's boot sector. It is generally accepted that the first known computer virus was Creeper written for the TENEX operating system on the DEC PDP-10 in 1971.

In the 8-bit era of home computing viruses were transmitted as much by "sneakernet" as by actual telecommunications networks.

The first virus for the C64 was the BHP-Virus which originated in Germany circa 1986.

Known C64 Viruses[edit]


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