The AIDS virus is one of the most infamous, and also quite destructive. Rather than inserting its code at the end of a host file, and then giving control back to the host to run the proper program, AIDS simply overwrites a large chunk of the host with itself, effectively destroying it. When one of these overwritten programs is run, it picks a random number between 1 and 10, and if that number is 7, it runs the giant AIDS message and halts the machine.
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Virus.DOS.HLLO.AIDS.13847 is a very dangerous overwriting virus that runs on MS-DOS. It is...