Viruses for MS-DOS in action
Daniel White has been collecting videos demonstrating how old viruses work for five years on his danooct1 YouTube channel . To date, he has already recorded 450 pieces; the viruses he tested span the period from MS-DOS to the late 90s and the heyday of Windows, and while some of his videos are nostalgic for the past, others are surprising.
Under the cut, there are animations demonstrating the operation of some of the viruses developed for MS-DOS. Caution traffic.
Virus.DOS.Phantom1 , despite the threatening inscriptions, did not actually do any harm - he just turned on his splash screen after 20 minutes of computer inactivity.
But Markt DOS Virus , for example, not only looked intimidating, but also formatted the C drive: ...
Every year on April 29thIthaqua DOS Virus arranged a small snowfall:
From Virus.DOS.HHnHH too, would have made a good screensaver:
CMOS the DOS Virus in addition to screen the entire screen resets all the CMOS settings, but if you press Ctrl + Alt + Del - also format the hard disk.
Virus.DOS.Plane knew how to launch the paratrooper
" Surface of Mars ", the creation of the Frenchman Spanksa, whose viruses did not spoil the data or iron, more reminiscent of the demoscene creations.
Among the videos there are more familiar instances - for example, the good old Virus.Win9x.CIH
A selection of 15 viruses for MS-DOS can be found in the Wired article , and all the rest on the YouTube channel .