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Around the period of the Year 2000 transition it is expected that computer viruses will be spread by people seeking to destabilize the Internet.

  Nov. 11, 1999
Patch Available for "scriptlet.typelib/Eyedog" Vulnerability
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates security vulnerabilities in two ActiveX controls. The net effect of the vulnerabilities is that a web page could take unauthorized action against a person who visited it. Specifically, the web page would be able to do anything on the computer that the user could do.

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About the CIH Virus

Yesterday and today April 26, 1999 we have received a number of requests for information about the virus for this reason we are posting the information below

Once the virus is triggered the first 2048 sectors of each hard drive in the computer are overwritten with random data. This area of the hard drive contains important information about the files on the computer. Without this file information the computer will think the hard drive is empty. The virus will also write one byte of data to the BIOS boot block which is critical for booting a computer. Writing to the system BIOS can be prevented by setting a jumper on most motherboards. Contact the computer vendor or motherboard vendor for assistance with their product. If the virus succeeds in reprogramming the flash BIOS ROM, there is no software remedy for it: your PC will no longer be bootable and the flash BIOS will need to be replaced or re-programmed in a special EEPROM programming device. Where the flash BIOS ROM is permanently attached to the motherboard, the entire motherboard will need replacing. The damage caused to the information on the hard disk is possibly recoverable by using data recovery services, and the success depends on the disk size, format, fragmentation etc.
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