- February 13, 2007 11:53:41 AM
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A New Playground for Virus/Trojan Horse
In 1995, Microsoft Windows 95 arrived. At that time, end of the DOS virus seemed inevitable and a lot of people also thought that DOS batch files were also on the way out.
Although most of the original DOS viruses seem to have disappeared from the wild, viruses such as boot, partition sector and multipartite viruses have continued to thrive happily ignoring the changes around them. After all, these viruses are independent from the operating system as long as they are on an IBM compatible PC.
Meanwhile, the macro virus threat has largely replaced the DOS file virus threats now and is the most commonly reported type of virus today. We are also seeing a rapid growth in viruses that infect Windows executables.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
Latest Daily Certified version February 9, 2011 revision 002
Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta