most deadly pc virus

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Psyborg, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Psyborg

    Psyborg google addict Political User

    Limerick, Ireland
    anyone remember the virus round the time of the old 386/486 comps that basically made the hard drive read data at opposite ends of the hard drive, cant quite remember the principle, but basically it made the head on the drive spin so fast that it caused friction and sparks and set the hard drive on fire, i've googled it since i read the story bout the dell laptop goin on fire but cant find it anywhere [​IMG]
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Santa Clara, CA
    Have you tried searching on wikipedia?
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have to say that sounds fake. I don't think a virus could change the RPM of the drive. Also, the head of a hard drive doesn't touch the platter.
  4. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

    In a world without windows
    Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference

    INQ reader's amazing snaps

    By INQUIRER newsdesk: Wednesday 21 June 2006, 13:22

    AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
    Gaston, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes". Should you witness such an event, his advice is, "Don't try anything courageous/stupid, stay away, away, away!"

    "For the record, this is a Dell machine," notes Gaston. "It is only a matter of time until such an incident breaks out on a plane," he suggests.
    Our witness managed to catch all the action in these amazing pictures.
    "Fire extinguishers leave a mess on your suit and belongings; pack your stuff (if you can) and leave, leave, leave!" he advises. We don't have any further details of the model of the computer in question. In light of the evidence, however, we'd suggest you avoid actually using a laptop on your lap. Ouch.

    is this what you are talking about
  5. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

    California, USA
    That was a Lithium Ion Battery explosion.