15 Classic MS-DOS Viruses In Action

Daniel White has been documenting malware for nine years and has collected more than 450 videos of viruses in action on his Youtube channel, and the stuff is not only informative but downright mesmerizing. For anyone who remembers computing in the ’90s, though, the real gold is in the videos of classic MS-DOS viruses. From Wired:

“In the DOS era it was very much a hobbyist sort of thing,” White explains. Skilled coders wanted to show off their skills. They formed groups, and those groups pioneered different ways to infect and proliferate.

Here are some great examples of their work, with links to the video in the title:

Elvira

Virus.DOS.Phantom1

Virus.DOS.Walker

Virus.DOS.Kuku

Virus.DOS.Plane

Virus.Boot.Pingpong

Mars Land

Markt DOS Virus

Ithaqua DOS Virus

Virus.DOS.Billiards

Virus.DOS.HHnHH

Apple DOS Trojan

Playgame DOS Virus

Virus.DOS.Redcode

CMOS DOS Virus

(images via Wired)

 

 

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