5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

Michael Aranda explains five of the worst computer viruses that have hit the net!

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Sources:
Melissa:

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2235008/data-center/melissa-virus-turning-10——age-of-the-stripper-unknown-.html
https://www.sans.org/security-resources/idfaq/what-was-the-melissa-virus-and-what-can-we-learn-from-it/5/3

The Most Famous Virus History: Melissa.A


https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/melissa.shtml
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/02/melissa.arrest.03/index.html?eref=yahoo

ILOVEYOU:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363172,00.asp
http://www.bbc.com/news/10095957
http://money.cnn.com/2000/05/05/technology/loveyou/
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/love-bug-the-virus-that-hit-50-million-people-turns-15

Slammer:

http://www.wired.com/2003/07/slammer/
https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/mssqlm.shtml
http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/networking/insidetheslammerworm03.pdf

Storm Worm:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2001-060615-1534-99&tabid=2
http://www.informationweek.com/storm-worm-erupts-into-worst-virus-attack-in-2-years/d/d-id/1057418
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/infamous-storm-worm-stages-a-comeback/

The Storm Worm

Mebroot/Torpig:

https://seclab.cs.ucsb.edu/media/uploads/papers/torpig.pdf
https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/your_computer_is_now_stoned.pdf
https://www.secureworks.com/research/top-banking-botnets-of-2013
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7701227.stm
https://css.csail.mit.edu/6.858/2009/readings/torpig.pdf

Images:
Servers: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Servers-0051_18.jpg

47 Comments

  1. Ghostrider7732 on December 5, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Nah ! JUST KIDDING

  2. trossies on December 5, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I got a friend named Melissa and they said she’s a virus, guess I have to stay away from her starting this day.

  3. Rizky Ayu Mulya on December 5, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    YOURAREANIDIOT is a virus to -_-

  4. Pyxl COD on December 5, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    i downloaded something and it said 7za do you knowwhat that means imnot sure but it may be a virus

  5. Nor Aisy Ar Rayyan on December 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I like the virus are so weird to annoy you the virus called "youareanidiotvirus"

  6. Minh Phong Nguyen on December 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I found a super virus (most virus)
    Deleting system32 may crash your pc

  7. Anne Beth Sandal on December 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    thats why you should use norton

  8. Ghostrider7732 on December 5, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I got a virus on my other computer and I AM USING IT NOW !!

  9. Dragons work with gaming and reacts on December 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    What about MEMEZ

  10. TheDiamondLover on December 5, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I deleted memz by myself without an antivirus lol

  11. Mckinly Kid on December 5, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I once got a malware called Wave Browser and it installed some Trojans in my pc but me and my dad got rid of it and I was so scared

  12. Gaming Emprie on December 5, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Virus on Linux, LMAO. I Use Arch BTW

  13. ~•[ Ali Abdul ]•~ on December 5, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    I feel like if I watch this I’ll get a virus

  14. KakuKat Lucky on December 5, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I defeated the melissa virus once it was very stupidly annoying don’t try this MELLISSA VIRUS

  15. Roblox ID finder on December 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    It can sometimes steal your account and make you a bot, allowing you to spam a link to the virus and then infect them.

  16. edward fan123 on December 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    YOU ARE AN IDIOT
    HA, AHA HAHA HA HA!

  17. Jar on December 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Whats the Artemis virus?

  18. Bedwars_Person on December 5, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Why does “ILOVEYOU” remind me of You are an idiot

  19. Amazingly Everything on December 5, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    There should be an antivirus called Boomerang or something that just gives the sender of the virus the virus

  20. MisterSilas69 on December 5, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    “why don’t just vaccinate your computer, it’s fully better”

  21. Prism_Cye on December 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    If 2010 was a person

  22. Sign In Please. on December 5, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve been so paranoid of viruses and cookie logger things

  23. Bongo Cat on December 5, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    u can close torpig by ctrl+shift+esc in app manager

  24. iixqzc on December 5, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    I was literally watching this full volume with my parents in the room when it said, “now its opening **** sites.” Im in so much trouble.

  25. ProMarshmallow826 on December 5, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Violet manki

  26. Ramkumar M on December 5, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    linux users laughing at all this right now

  27. Mr. Hello on December 5, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    this ended up in my recomendations after looking up "you are an idiot"

  28. Certyfikowany Przewracacz Hulajnóg Elektrycznych on December 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Never caught one of these. But the biggest problem I know that apparently results from viruses is the antivirus/antimalware stuff that slows down the (Windoze) machine I have to work on. So, when it comes to DOS type of viruses, the difference between them and the supposed remedy is not too big, esp. on older hardware.

  29. DtW on December 5, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    None of those sound as bad as the one that would reprogram your computer to dial 911 instead of the internet.

  30. moodist 1er on December 5, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Remember when Y2K was scary but not a real thing?

  31. oKyaa on December 5, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    What about memz?

  32. Omar Alsabbagh on December 5, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    "Hey!! You want to download more RAM and make your computer super fast? Click the link below"

  33. 4tomicDude on December 5, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    PC SPEED BOOSTER [FREE DOWNLOAD] WORKING 2021 100% SAFE NO VIRUS DOWNLOAD

  34. Marko Marc on December 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    not linux

  35. Leetle Toady on December 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    For 4, the fact that it was being sent by someone in my list would make it even more suspicious, since first of all, why would I care, second, they would just tell me in the email, and third, I wasn’t born

  36. Dracah İsmail on December 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    5 of the worst computer viruses ever: *exists*
    you are an idiot: AM I A JOKE TO YOU?!

  37. Deimos on December 5, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    im watching youtube calmly with a malware virus on my computer yet im calm and just continueing doing my things on this computer **wheez**

  38. Brian L on December 5, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    you should try looking at that youareanidiot virus its dumb

  39. kimskis on December 5, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I’m pretty sure all of us got that annoying as f**k Melissa virus in the late 90’s when we just started our journey with computers lol

  40. Szymek antecki on December 5, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I tryed my shutdown virus but it did nothing

  41. Just a normal SC Shredder on December 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Why are humans are so weird and greedy

  42. Benry on December 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Hell yeah ILOVEYOU is a great virus

  43. ryanfrogz on December 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    I personally think the storm worm is totally badass

  44. Dave_MTB_Skate on December 5, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Melissa spreads very quickly…

  45. RosiesTeaParty on December 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Blink!!!

  46. GabdomGaming on December 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    dont forget about the you are an idiot virus

  47. Mark DiSanzo on December 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Anyone else notice that this guy never blinks?

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