I have tidied the page. Some material I cut out is appended, for verification. Charles Matthews 09:17, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
The virus did not state FRODO LIVES, as indicated, mainly due to changes in newer versions of DOS and BIOS, but the systems did "hang up" while booting after Sept 22 until the end of the calendar year.
At that time it was a common thought that creators of virus programs and virus detectors were the same or related groups of people. It was also commonly believed that most people would never see a virus on a computer in their lifetime, that they were rare and uncommon.
It quickly dispelled the old myths and created a few along the way. And forever established that virus detectors should become a part of the regular routine for users who shared data.
If it were not for these quirks in the virus, it is concievable that the world would have gone on another few years without dealing regularly with virus attacks. The story was broadcast on the Associated Press newswire in August 1990.
Symantec released their antivirus product later that same year.
I have locally printed papers of the story as reported from my computer store, James Rich Computers in Corsicana, Texas. A technical reporter at Dallas Morning News - Richard Steinhart-Threlkeld who later became editor of a national computer magazine - reported the story.
We were the first to call the virus 'stealth'. One of my employees described it as a 'stealth ninja' to a news reporter and that was shorted to 'stealth'.
My assessment of WikiProject Computing Importance is reflected as the banner for sources and references. I could assess it as "Mid", unfortunately it would need more expansion of imformation. Adamdaley (talk) 07:56, 27 July 2011 (UTC)