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World’s First Computer Virus


It is said that talent has no boundaries and if a person has the ability he may succeed even in the constricted circumstances.

The above line could be justified when we take a look at the history of computer virus. The first ever computer virus was developed in 1986 by two Pakistani brothers in Lahore Pakistan.

The first computer virus named “Brain” was designed by Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi with the intention of detering the piracy of a software written by them.

“Brain virus” was not destructive and used to test the replication attributes of DOS.  Brain had the function to replicate itself within the disks inserted inside a brain hit computer.

Both the genius brothers are entrepreneurs and are currently operating a company named “Brain Pvt Limited” that provides ISP, IPTV, Telephony and various other services to the potential customers.

The interesting fact remains that the location of the “Brain Pvt Limited” is exactly the same where the virus was first developed.  It is quite surprising that these two brothers were so brave that they even mentioned the original address on the computer virus.  The following lines were found written as a part of the entire virus structure

“Welcome to the Dungeon
(c) 1986 Basit & Amjad (pvt) Ltd.
BRAIN COMPUTER SERVICES
730 NIZAM BLOCK ALLAMA IQBAL TOWN
LAHORE-PAKISTAN PHONE :430791,443248,280530.
Beware of this VIRUS….
Contact us for vaccination………… $#@%$@!!”

At the 25th Anniversary of Brain virus Mikko Hypponen the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure visited Pakistan all the way from Germany to meet these two brothers who are now corporate personalities.

In Pakistan “Brain Pvt Limited” has been in the limelight for offering free of cost Internet on Dial Up Connections. Watch the video below to get aware of more facts about the first ever computer virus

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via ProPakistani


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Abdul Rahman+ is a young enthusiastic student from Pakistan. Follow on Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Stumble Upon

2 Responses to “World’s First Computer Virus”

  1. Rise Dream.Com

    Aug 11. 2011

    Yup first ever non destructive computer virus was developed in Pakistan

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  2. Anonymous

    Sep 30. 2011

    thanks for sharing this knowledge and it raised my knowledge

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