INIT 1984

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INIT 1984 is a computer virus that was set up to trigger on Macintosh computers running the classic Mac OS on any given Friday the 13th. The virus was first discovered and isolated in March, 1992. It functions by infecting startup (INIT) files, then modifying or deleting those files upon startup on Friday the 13th. The virus has a low threat assessment.


  • "INIT 1984". Technical Details. Symantec Corporation. February 13, 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

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