Talk:Jerusalem (computer virus)

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Terminate and stay resident[edit]

I do not believe that the Jerusalem virus used the DOS "Terminate and stay resident" system call, but that it instead relied on trapping interrupts to stay memory resident. I have therefore removed the phrase "as a terminate and stay resident program". In general, viruses using the DOS TSR call were rare. 193.216.223.188 00:52, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Interrupts?[edit]

"since the advent of Windows, interrupts are no longer used"

I don't think this is true. 69.87.200.97 01:09, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure interrupts are still used; however the specific DOS function cited isn't, which is what makes this virus & its variants obselete. I changed a couple of words to reflect this. Rockdozen 19:24, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Tenses?[edit]

Most of this article is in present tense, with some confusing exceptions (i.e., "the Jerusalem virus becomes memory resident and would then infect every executable file run"). I copy-edited to make it consistently present tense, but since this is an obsolete virus should the whole thing be in past tense? Rockdozen 19:55, 26 March 2007 (UTC)