Do you want a Virus?
Last week I saw a movie, 3 Idiots which I enjoyed a lot. In the movie, it is shown that the college students have affectionately named their dictatorial Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe as Virus. This got me thinking into the title of my next blog post.
No, this blog is not about student and professor relationship. I am writing on actual computer virus. So, what is a Computer Virus? There are various definition available on the net but what I mean to ask is that has anybody seen a source code of a computer virus? No? OK… here it is…
This is the real source code of a virus. If you do not believe me then copy / paste the code in a text file and save it as a .com file on your PC… on second thoughts, please do not do it. Alarm bells will start ringing and your manager will catch my neck. 😉
These kinds of Virus source codes are published to provide a standardized process for testing anti-virus programs across different vendors. Basically, this virus does not harm your PC but is just flagged by the anti-virus program. If it does NOT then your anti-virus program is not so good and it is time for an upgrade!