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Signum
Type Boot sector virus
Creator
Date Discovered 1987.11.22
Place of Origin
Source Language
Platform Atari ST
File Type(s)
Infection Length
Reported costs

Signum, also known as BPL is a virus from 1987. It is the first virus for the Atari ST computer. At one point the virus's population as over one million.

BehaviorEdit

Signum becomes memory resident after booting from an infected disk. It can infect any drive on the A: or B: drives.

EffectsEdit

This virus is at one point said to have spawned 1.5 million copies.

SourcesEdit

Richard Karsmakers. UVK2000 Support Page, THE KNOWN VIRUSES ON ATARI TOS COMPUTERS AND THEIR SYMPTOMS.

Hallvard Tangeraas. Common viri [sic on the Atari ST]. 1996.02.15

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