Way back in olden times (mid 1990’s), there was an outbreak of AntiEXE at a computer lab in the school I was attending, and, if I recall correctly, I had to get my floppies (5.25") checked before I could use them. I think at least two of my disks had it.
This confirms what I understood in days past - that this virus “didn’t like” a certain executable, though I thought that it would attempt to delete it, while the resource above claims that it attempts to stop execution.
Did anyone ever identify the executable that that virus was targeting? Might it have been an early antivirus app, a cracked version of some software or other warez?
No, to my knowledge, I don’t still have a copy - I think I got all my disks cleaned.