An illustrated guide to the worst computer viruses in history
July 22, 2014 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Computer Virus Catalog (NSFW) shows artists' renditions of famous computer viruses.
posted by codacorolla (8 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Warning! Nipples.
posted by charred husk at 8:14 AM on July 22, 2014

but.. but.. no stoned ? Man, that one messed me up in 92 or 93..
posted by k5.user at 8:19 AM on July 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Woops! I missed the nipples. I guess working from home recently has dulled my NSFW senses. Could a mod put a warning in there, please?
posted by codacorolla at 8:28 AM on July 22, 2014

[Done! ]
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:29 AM on July 22, 2014


Also, I now have some interesting wallpaper choices for my desktop and iPad. Thanks.
posted by Fizz at 8:48 AM on July 22, 2014

Fizz: The movie "Hackers" is filled with so many in-jokes that people think that it's just gobbleygook.

For example:

The Cookie Monster virus



Arf Arf (Scroll to: Variant:Arf, Christmas Violator, Violator, Baby )

There are other in-jokes, references, etc. but I don't remember them at the moment.
posted by I-baLL at 10:19 AM on July 22, 2014 [3 favorites]

The quality of the image is remarkable since DOS runs video in text mode.

Uh... oh, okay, yeah, I think I know what this meant. That's... a strange way to put it?
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 10:39 AM on July 22, 2014

Some of these seem like a prank played on a coworker who forgets to password their laptop but a lot more mean. Replacing everything with images of squids? Yes.

All those greedy keyloggers that steal your credit cards and the like that are so boring. They don't want to get noticed.

If you're going to ruin my day at least make my life a little more absurd while you're at it. The world needs more random squids.

I wish these had dates on them though.
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 12:55 PM on July 22, 2014

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