8 Strange Computer Viruses
The Implant Virus
This nasty relic of the 90s would display a picture of a female in a bikini right before completely wiping your hard drive, resulting in an awkward phone call to the IT department.
The Bounce Joke Virus
This virus is not for those prone to motion sickness as this virus will make every window on your computer screen jump around nonstop. So not only will you not be getting any work done but you’ll also be incredibly nauseous as you try to restart your computer.
The Techno Virus
Much like the music, the Techno Virus is confusing and entertaining at the same time. This pest will fill your screen with the text “Techno” while techno music plays in the background. Once your screen is completely covered an even larger version of the text will appear on your screen.
What originally started as a self-replicating experiment came to be eventually known as the very first computer virus. While it didn’t do much damage to the computer, it did a lot to weird people out with a message appearing on the screen saying, “The Creeper is Watching You.”
Most viruses are designed for a malicious intent that will ultimately benefit the creator. This virus, however, takes a different approach. Upon taking over your screen, this virus will deliver a message of world peace and then promptly delete itself from the host computer.
Similar to the MacMag Virus, this oddity brings a message to your computer screen “Your PC is now Stoned!” with “Legalize Marijuana” in the code, causing computers to request large amounts of cookie dough ice cream and late night Taco Bell runs.
Skulls Trojan Horse
Remember those 2004 Nokia cell phones that you could use to build a house? Well turns out they could also be infected with a Trojan Horse, attacking a number of vital applications.
A virus created in Japan in 2010 that infected between 20,000 and 50,000 computers through file-sharing networks. The virus would replace files with thousands of images of a red squid.
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