Type File virus
Date Discovered 1993.12
Place of Origin United States
Source Language
Platform OS/2
File Type(s) .exe
Infection Length 2,048 bytes

Myname is an OS/2 virus. When executed, the virus infects OS/2 NewEXE files, overwriting them. While the virus has no malicious payload, the overwriting of the files damages them irreparably.

It contains the text:

My name is
[name of the executed file]

It is the first OS/2 virus in existence. It was published by the 40hex magazine of the North American SKISM group.


Kaspersky Lab. SecureList, Virus.OS2.MyName.a. 2000.01.12

Joern Dierks. University of Hamburg, Virus Test Center, OS2Vir1 Virus. 1995.05.05

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