Today, We will be downloading and running even more dangerous viruses I could find on the deep web / dark web. (unknown viruses are the best ones.) These malwares were created explicitly by people who want to be anonymous. This list is in no specific order and we will only be covering the most dangerous computer viruses on the dark web starting with an unnamed virus.
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I already destroyed 60 computers with computer viruses and in this video I am going to be destroying the 70th computer, no hesitation, let's go ahead and get this video started.
Welcome back to crypto NWO, ladies and gentlemen, I am your host crypto NWO and in today's video I am going to be downloading a bunch of dangerous viruses onto my work PC.
You can see that I have this USB over here I'm, going to stick this USB into my computer before I.
Do that I'm gonna run one of my Windows Virtual machines.
I basically have 10 computers over here overall, in the long run, I have infinite computers.
If you've been enjoying the series, the computer virus video series then go ahead and hit the like button.
Let's try to get this video to pass.
50K likes, I'm gonna go ahead and get this started by opening up the first instance of Windows 11 over here.
You can already see that the computer is disconnected from the internet.
I still have all of these Christmas things that just randomly appear on my screen, and that was from my last video.
It's dangerous computer viruses versus anti-viruses.
If you haven't seen that video go ahead and click the thing that just appeared on the top right of the screen, it's 184 days till Christmas, so you can see I'm gonna enter into the virus and threat protection settings on the computer and I'm going to turn the real-time time protection off now this computer, you can see that it's completely vulnerable right now to destroy with computer viruses.
It's disconnected from the internet, that's a good thing, but we don't want that.
So we're going to go back into it and we're going to hit disconnect now I'm going to take this USB and stick it into the computer.
It should ask me to allow there you go.
You can see that I have all the computer viruses lined up right over here and the first computer viruses that we're going to be opening up.
Is the unnamed virus number one before I? Repeat this multiple times in the video I'm? Just gonna be saying this once: if the virus has random letters like this and it's called unnamed virus I want you guys to watch the virus and then give me an official name for it in the comment section below that's what the dot exe file looks like we're, going to go ahead and hit yes, this is malware run.
Are you sure it will overwrite the master boot record I mean? Why are we here in the first place? So let's go ahead and hit? Yes, oh is it? Oh, oh I can't even touch it.
Take a look at the video games.
Take a look at poppy from Poppy's playtime bro is going through a trip right now, as you watch this video the further we get into this video, the more destructive these computer viruses are going to become everybody comments.
Among Us, like I, said this: is the unnamed virus number one I want you guys to go into the comment section and give this virus a name and there we go.
Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart we're collecting some error info and then we'll restart it for you and the computer has been absolutely Bamboozled by this computer virus press any key to boot.
It's going to tell me: there's no operating system installed in this virtual machine.
Go into the comments section.
Leave this virus a name.
Let's move on to the next virus.
We're gonna go ahead and open up the next instance of Windows 11, so we can download another computer virus.
Now the computer has been recovered.
The background changed for some reason, but these Christmas things are still popping up.
184 days till Christmas.
You can see that we're disconnected from the internet right now, I'm gonna go into the virus internet potential settings in terms of real-time protection off.
Now that we're safe to put the USB in the computer, we're going to put the USB into the computer allow and now it's going to open the contents of this USB drive.
The next computer virus that we're going to open up is called the pherom 1.0 virus.
You want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device pheromone.exe.
Yes, this program has the potential to destroy this computer.
It can disable CMD, prompt registry task manager and run it and completely wipe the C drive.
Now this is a dangerous computer virus.
Let's go ahead and hit.
Are you sure that you want to continue if you made it this far? Please remember that Sky, the fox is not responsible for any damage done, as I've told you about what the malware can do and have warned you about the malicious code behind this program.
Be careful now we're gonna go ahead.
Oh my God.
Look at the buttons.
Yes, oh bad choice! Oh my God look at the files, okay, I'm disconnected from the internet.
Oh my goodness! Oh! This is bad! Oh, this is terrifying.
This is what my computer looks like right now.
It says bad choice.
Oh oh Lord have mercy.
Oh my God epilepsy warning has been in effect since the video has begun.
You guys know this computer virus videos.
These videos aren't meant for you.
If you have epilepsy get out of here, oh my God, this is so bad, so my computer is all black.
Oh my God, it says OMG toxic iron dye wow.
This is terrifying.
Everybody OMG in the chat right now, if you're in the premiere, if you're not in the premiere, why haven't you subscribed yet subscribe to the channel? So you can watch this when it goes Live on YouTube dude.
This is bad.
What happened to my background? Oh oh, dear God, yo shout out to the virus greeter.
This is absolutely insane all of these videos just get better and better the more I make them.
Oh, my God, the C drive has been wiped.
Once you restart the computer, you will see that you cannot boot back into Windows system destroyed it.
This is powering off for some reason.
It had a full battery.
Don't tell me when my freaking GoPro guy, what the hell I can still use this computer.
The computer is not absolutely destroyed because the virus finished all of its payloads and I can still use the computer.
As you can see, right now, we're gonna go back into the folder number, seven and open up the next computer virus.
So the next computer virus that we're gonna open up is unnamed virus number two again watch the virus see what it does, give it a cool name based off all of the effects and all the sounds that come out of the virus.
Let's go ahead and open up the next fire unnamed virus number.
Two, that's what the name looks like run as administrator.
Do you want to allow this app from unknown publisher? Yes, this is malware, run, we're gonna, go ahead and click.
Yes, are you sure it will overwrite the boot sector and it contains flashing lights, not for the epileptic.
I have been telling you the entire time.
Let's go ahead and hit yes, oh dear God, what thank you? What did that say? Can somebody in the comment section tell me what that said: I just wanted to play some fortnite I wanted to play.
Some Roblox I wanted to play some Minecraft.
If you want to see me, do those things go ahead and click the thing that just appeared on the top right of the screen? That is me putting computer viruses against games like fortnite, Roblox and Minecraft.
It's a banger foreign, the computer was still usable, so I put oh, my God I put this virus against the Ferrum virus, and now we're gonna destroy the boot sector, and now we definitely can't move back into this computer when it's done, I mean look at it.
This is what you see right now.
This is what I see right now.
This is the fpv first person perspective dude.
This is insane.
Oh, my god that actually looks really.
I was thinking this zebra virus, but look at those colors, oh no, okay, dude! This is insanity.
My calendar just popped up, for whatever reason, let's hit Xbox see what happens.
Oh Xbox is opening.
Xbox is opening.
Oh dear lord um, oh the men's effect.
Oh my God, that's the most destruction I've seen so far in this video.
Oh, my God! Look at this! What the f is happening- oh, is this Ohio.
Did you guys see that everybody comment Among Us? What's the first thing you see on the screen in text? What is the first thing tell me? Oh no foreign, there is no mercy.
These videos aren't fake.
You are watching this perspective right now.
How can I put the effect on this camera? Oh my god! Well, that's the name of the virus right there.
So I think.
Maybe the name has meaning give the virus a name, though, because I want to see how creative you guys can get.
There is no mercy.
Oh my God! It just gets worse.
The more you watch this video, the more destructive these viruses will get no mercy, so this PC got sent to Ohio and back.
This is the result of the Ohio PC.
Oh my God I mean this is the typical PC in Ohio? Oh well, uh! Oh, my goodness.
Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart collecting some air info.
100 complete and the virtual machine has been absolutely destroyed.
I'm gonna open up the third instance of Windows 11, so we could download yet another computer virus.
You can see that we're disconnected from our internet I'm gonna, go into the virus into our protection settings and turn the real-time protection off and I changed the background to the original Windows 11 background.
So now we're going to take the USB and stick it back into the computer, and now all the computer viruses should pop up on this computer.
There we go.
The next computer virus that we're gonna open up is called the Terra bonus virus.
Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device terabonus.exe or run run malware? Yes, are you sure? Yes, oh okay, it's just! Oh okay! Oh it goes into my photos.
What's this, why did it just open up my photos? Bluetooth pairing system, toast icon, what the hell foreign oh this is so sick.
The creator of this virus did a really good job.
This is insanity, yo, put a w in the chat or put a OMG in the comment section in the background.
My question is: what is it actually doing? Oh hello, your device ran into a problem and needs to restart we're collecting some air info and literally started for you.
41 complete 81, complete, 100, complete and the computer has been absolutely obliterated again.
We're gonna take that virtual machine and show it in the finder, so we can send it to the shadow realm and now that computer is gone forever.
The next computer virus that we're gonna open up is called trash.
Destruct 1.0 we're gonna, go ahead and hit run as administrator.
It's gonna say: malware warning trash destruct exe.
You know what this is so I will not write a long time shout out to pankosa for writing exactly that.
Yes, oh my God, this is trash destruct trash destruct.
Oh my goodness, oh wait chill chill.
Oh my God I'm trying to close all the Christmas Shoes.
Oh dear Lord, this is insanity.
What does the trash look like? What is my recycling bin? Look like Lord have mercy if you guys are enjoying this video so far, I would really greatly appreciate the like button.
I really want this video to pass the 50k like Mark these computer virus.
Videos have been absolutely obliterating the likes goal.
I mean look at this.
Look at all the effort.
Oh, my goodness.
Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart.
We just collected some error info, we'll restart it for you, 40 60, again, it's gonna say: 80 percent blah blah blah.
It's gonna destroy the computer, no operating system found in this virtual machine.
Oh my God, we're gonna open that virtual machine in the finder and send it to the shadow realm.
So the virtual machine is completely gone forever.
We're gonna go ahead and open up the next instance of Windows 11, so we can download yet another computer virus.
We're gonna go into the virus interpretation settings on this computer and turn the real-time protection off hit.
Yes and I think this USB and stick it into this computer and hit allow.
So we can see more computer viruses.
The next computer virus that we're going to open up is called Mercury C.
This Mercury remastered AKA, Mercury C Trojan, is no joke, run it anyway.
Warning total hell incoming yes, operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus or potentially unwanted software.
Oh my God! What do you mean wow? What a complete? That's, not normal! That is absolutely one of the most destructive viruses.
Look at all the files.
Look at all the files in the background, mercury.exe terminated your PC, oh dear Lord, this computer virus terminated my PC and oh yeah, PS, that's not the correct time.
That's really bad! Oh we're back onto my desktop look how many files there are 198 of them.
Mercury.Exe terminated, erpc poppy from Poppy's playtime's, going sicko mode.
Welcome to the games going sicko mode! Phasmaphobia is going sicko mode, oh dear lord! So that's bad dude! How the hell is this even happening to my computer? Mercury.Exe terminated your PC like that's insane, dude I, don't even know how this is possible.
How the hell is this happening? Oh my God, everybody all right, PPC in the comment section down below or in the chat.
If you're watching this as a Premiere, your device ran into a problem and needs to restart 61 and 100 complete.
This computer is absolutely destroyed by yet another computer virus.
Now we're gonna open up the next instance of Windows 11, so we can download yet another computer virus.
Oh my God, this is just getting crazier and crazier.
The next computer virus that we're gonna open up is called the nobelium virus.
The application you're trying to execute is considered malware and will destroy your PC on execute again.
The internet is disconnected on my computer.
Are you really sure you want to continue? Creators are not responsible for any damages.
This is the last warning.
Yes, oh my goodness.
Oh my goodness.
Oh my goodness.
Oh dear Lord, this is the nobelia virus.
Oh my God, that is one of the most terrifying computer viruses I, have ever seen.
Oh my God yo.
So this is what it looks like when you absolutely obliterate Windows 11 with a computer virus.
It just gets worse like how are these viruses created? How are these effects applied? I, don't understand yo, it's not even a computer, it's just graffiti! Oh no! The colors are actually not even colors anymore I.
Don't even think these colors are in the color spectrum.
Oh, my goodness.
The nobelium virus is one of the most destructive viruses I've seen.
Let me know in the comment section if you agree what is happening, what is happening, what the hell yo this is what my computer looks like right now by the way: okay, so there's a magic button right here actions: oh oh reset! It's gonna restart the computer; oh, oh, oh! No! No! No! No! No! That is yet another computer virus that destroyed yet another computer on this computer.
The good news is: I, have infinite computers within this PC right here, I'm gonna, open that virtual machine and show it in the finder.
So we can delete it and set it to the shadow realm again.
We're opening up another instance of Windows 11, so we can download another computer virus now I'm gonna allow access to the USB on my VM and uh we're gonna, let it just oh there we go.
The next computer virus that we're going to open up is called the Vanadium computer virus.
We're going to go ahead right click run as administrator.
Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device? Vanadium.Exe go ahead.
The software you just executed is considered malware.
I've read this a billion times on my videos.
If you haven't seen this message and basically read it yourself, screenshot it do what you got to do I'm going to hit yes, this is the last warning.
The Creator is not responsible for the damage made using this malware so executed.
Oh, my God look at the edges of this.
So now what I'm going to do is I'm actually going to turn on the virus into that protection setting.
If you guys want to see antiviruses versus computer viruses, the Link's gonna be in the description.
Real-Time protection on it's on right now.
Do a quick scan on my computer.
So now the computer virus is running, but the anti virus virus and threat protection is also running right now.
It says no threats found, but it says quick scan running all the files are going up again.
Epilepsy warning has been in effect since the video has begun.
Oh my goodness, this is actual destruction.
I wonder if it's gonna find the virus.
I can't even touch anything.
Oh dude! This is what my computer looks like.
This is insanity.
Oh dear lord bro, this computer is not doing so good right now.
Tamper protection I only can see the bottom eight of my screen open up the calculator, eight zero, zero, eight, and now it's just boob.
Oh my God.
Oh your device ran into a problem and needs to restart we're just collected some error info and then we'll restart it for you tipsy one percent complete.
Oh, my God, 81 complete the computer is now destroyed.
No operating system installed on this virtual machine is gonna pop up there.
It is I'm gonna, go ahead and open up another instance of Windows 11, so we can download yet another computer virus.
I'm gonna go into the virus interpretation settings and turn the real-time protection off on this computer.
Okay, the next computer virus that we're gonna open up is this Chinese named virus I, don't even know what the name was I clicked it without even doing the warning.
I, don't know why, but this virus had no freaking warning.
Chinese name virus.
Let me know what the name meant in the comment section.
This is what it is.
Oh dear God, oh dear Lord, this is absolutely destructive.
It didn't even ask me if I wanted, to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to my device.
I, don't know why I double clicked it, but this is currently what is happening to my computer right now.
It's not looking so friendly.
Oh dear lord yo, shout out to the creator of this virus I'm pretty sure this is from pankosa too I'm, not too sure, but this is absolutely destructive.
If somebody in the comment section could tell be the name of the virus, that would be pretty hyped I'm just trying to get a good view of it.
Oh dear Lord, oh my god! Oh no! Oh no! Now, if you ask me this is what I call Pure destruction.
Yo I want to try operating the computer at least give me a chance to operate.
Let's open up, Microsoft Edge! Oh my goodness, all right, let's go on to YouTube.
It's probably gonna, be a Mr Beast video on the home page.
Oh, my goodness, what is it he came to meet a 13 year old, but meets cops instead? What the hell does that even mean this? Is a computer virus versus the YouTube homepage right now this is not looking so friendly fam.
This is a computer virus versus a Mr Beast video can I learned, Mr, Beast, Be glitching right now, oh, my goodness, anything you can fit in the circle.
I'll pay for from Mr Beast is not even a video on YouTube anymore.
This is a part of the virus.
Now baby, oh dear lord, it's not even letting me! Oh, my God foreign I'm gonna go ahead and hit restart on the PC and see if the PC is going to survive a computer restart, and maybe we could download another virus on this.
Pc computer ran into a problem.
Oh my God.
It destroyed the virtual machine again, that's so stupid.
Anyways I have a new VM open.
We're gonna go ahead and run the last computer virus.
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Let's go ahead and run the last computer virus.
We disconnected from our Internet the final computer virus that we're gonna, open up is called the Trojan XD hit run it's already on it's already on it didn't even give me any warnings.
Oh let's try changing the background.
While that's happening, I wonder what happened well, it actually looks a lot worse over dear God, oh look at my mouse, oh no, okay! So now my screen is absolutely melting.
Oh dude, it's not good! This is insanity.
This is one of the most destroyed okay.
This is probably gonna, be the zebra virus.
Oh dear God, this is insane.
I can't even see my screen anytime.
If I move my mouse, if I click, that's the only I get a second to see my screen.
Oh my God, my trash been my recycling.
Everything is going crazy right now.
What is happening? Oh dear God, I can't even utilize it.
This is bad.
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Mydoom. Mydoom is arguably the worst malware in history, causing more than $38 billion worth of damages in 2004. Like Sobig, it was another type of mass mailing computer worm that stole email addresses from infected computers and sent itself to those addresses.What is the most dangerous computer virus in 2023? ›
The Most Dangerous Computer viruses in 2023 are Clop Ransomware, Hidden Ransomware, Zeus Gameover, RaaS, and New malware attacks. When executed, a computer virus is a sort of computer program that repeats itself by altering other computer programs and inserting its own code.How dangerous are computer viruses? ›
Dangers of Computer Viruses: Protect Your Devices
Replication is the singular feature that makes viruses so dangerous to computers. Once inside the host program, the virus will start to make copies of itself. It often spreads rapidly, and it can cause widespread damage to other software programs inside a device.
Ransomware attacks are certainly on the rise, making their threat even more prevalent. In 2021 alone, there were 623.3 million ransomware attacks conducted, an increase of 105 percent from 2020 (as found by AAG).What is the most dangerous computer virus right now? ›
- Clop Ransomware.
- Fake Windows Updates (Hidden Ransomware)
- Zeus Gameover.
- News Malware Attacks.
- IoT Device Attacks.
- Social Engineering.
What is Zeus Virus? Zeus Virus (or Zeus Trojan malware) is a form of malicious software that targets Microsoft Windows and is often used to steal financial data.What was the computer virus that almost ended the world? ›
|Original author(s)||Robert Tappan Morris|
|Initial release||8:30 pm November 2, 1988|
|Platform||VAX, Sun-3 BBN C70 NOC, BBN C30IMP|
Stuxnet was a malicious software that targeted control systems in the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. It enters a computer connected to the system through an infected removable hard-drive, expected to be a USB stick, then the worm uploaded itself onto the plant's computer system.Who stopped my doom? ›
MyDoom-A is programmed to stop spreading today, marking the end of arguably the worst email-borne viral epidemic to date. MessageLabs, the email filtering firm, blocked the virus 43,979,281 times in the two weeks since its first appearance in late January.What is computer virus class 7? ›
A computer virus is a type of malicious software, or malware, that spreads between computers and causes damage to data and software.
A Trojan is a type of virus that can have highly destructive effects: from deleting files to destroying all the contents of the hard disk. Trojans can also capture and resend confidential data to an external address or open communication ports, allowing an intruder to control the infected computer remotely.Can Trojan viruses steal passwords? ›
There are a variety of types of Trojans, many of which can launch sophisticated and clever attacks. Here are some types to be aware of: Password-stealing Trojans—These look for saved passwords on your computer and email them to the hackers. Some can even steal passwords cached in your browser history.What computer virus can destroy? ›
Viruses are harmful and can destroy data, slow down system resources, and log keystrokes.What is the scariest looking computer virus? ›
- Anna Kournikova (2001) The Anna Kournikova virus is so named because it tricked its recipients into thinking they were downloading a sexy picture of the tennis star. ...
- Sasser (2004) ...
- Skulls. ...
- Zeus (2009) ...
- Melissa (1999) ...
- Sircam (2001) ...
- Stuxnet (2009) ...
- SQL Slammer/Sapphire (2003)
Also known as LoveLetter, ILOVEYOU was considered to be the most dangerous virus at the time of its release. The ILOVEYOU virus was created by two Philippine programmers, Reonel Ramones, and Onel de Guzman, to steal passwords they could use to log in to online services they wanted to use for free.What are the 7 example of computer viruses? ›
Worm, ILOVEYOU, SQL Slammer, Stuxnet, CryptoLocker, Tinba, Welchia, and Shlayer are some examples of computer viruses. CryptoLocker, ILOVEYOU, MyDoom, WannaCry, Klez, Anna Kournikova, Sobig, and Zeus are just a few of the well-known computer viruses that have been taking a toll on computers since 2000.What is the most popular computer virus? ›
- Conficker. First discovered in 2008, Conficker, which had many aliases, including Downup, Downadup, and Kido, is a worm that targets Windows operating systems. ...
- ILOVEYOU. ...
- Morris Worm. ...
- Mydoom. ...
- Stuxnet. ...
- CryptoLocker. ...
- Tinba. ...
- SQL Slammer.
ILOVEYOU could -- and did -- destroy all kinds of files including photographs, audio files and documents. Affected users who didn't have backup copies lost them permanently. In March 1999, similar to ILOVEYOU, the Melissa virus also replicated itself by using Outlook address books.What damage did the ILOVEYOU virus do? ›
The virus worked by overwriting important system files, causing computers to crash and data to be lost. It also sent copies of itself to every contact in the user's address book, leading to its rapid proliferation. In total, it is estimated that the ILOVEYOU virus caused $15 billion in damages worldwide.Is the Trojan virus pop up real? ›
Is a Trojan spyware alert legitimate? No, a Trojan spyware alert is a pop-up that aims to trick users into believing it's legitimate by pretending to be Windows or Apple. It will ask you to call a number to remove the threat so you can pay for unnecessary software or grant remote access to your laptop.
SQL Slammer was a 2003 worm that infected 200,000 computers and incurred $750 million damages. It's one of the most sophisticated worms on this list. In 1998, a student from Taiwan created the computer virus Chernobyl (also known as CIH).What is the first virus? ›
Tobacco plants are damaged sometimes with mosaic-like patterns on the leaves. These patterns are caused by the tobacco mosaic virus, which at the end of the 19th century became the first virus ever discovered.What was the first big virus? ›
1995. The first Macro virus, called "Concept", is created. It attacked Microsoft Word documents.What computer virus was in 1980? ›
1981- The "Elk Cloner" for the Apple II Systems was created by Richard Skrenta. It infected the Apple DOS 3.3 and spread to other computers by floppy disk transfer. The "Elk Virus" was responsible for being the first computer virus to cause a massive outbreak ever in history.What was the 2000s computer virus? ›
The flaw, faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on January 1, 2000, is also known as the "millennium bug." (The letter K, which stands for kilo (a unit of 1000), is commonly used to represent the number 1,000. So, Y2K stands for Year 2000.) Many skeptics believe it was barely a problem at all.What was the first computer virus text? ›
Text of the Creeper worm. "Creeper infected DEC PDP-10 computers running the TENEX operating system. Creeper gained access via the ARPANET and copied itself to the remote system where the message, "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!" was displayed.Who created my doom? ›
The actual author of the worm is unknown. The worm appeared to be a poorly sent e-mail, and most people who originally were e-mailed the worm ignored it, thinking it was spam. However, it eventually spread to infect at least 500 thousand computers across the globe.What are the biggest viruses? ›
Mimivirus is the largest virus ever discovered. Giant viruses had been known for a few years, many of them in a group termed nucleo-cytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDVs).When was my doom created? ›
Mydoom is a computer worm affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system that was first discovered in January 2004.Does the MyDoom virus still exist? ›
Or the damage caused by one computer virus, MyDoom. Considered the most notorious malicious type of software in history, MyDoom is a computer worm that affects Windows devices. It has infected millions of computers worldwide since 2004 and is still active.
ILOVEYOU, sometimes referred to as Love Bug or Love Letter for you, was a computer worm that infected over ten million Windows personal computers on and after 5 May 2000. It started spreading as an email message with the subject line "ILOVEYOU" and the attachment "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU. TXT.Does old malware still work? ›
Some of the most well-known viruses from the past decade are still infecting machines despite their well-documented nature, according to cyber research firms. Some viruses, such as WannaCry and Conficker, are still spreading, Sean Sullivan, a security adviser at F-Secure told Fifth Domain.When the virus Friday the 13th gets activated? ›
The Jerusalem virus is unique among other viruses of the time, as it is a logic bomb, set to go off on Friday the 13th on all years but 1987 (making its first activation date 13 May 1988). Once triggered, the virus not only deletes any program run that day, but also infects .What is Trojan horse computer? ›
A Trojan Horse Virus is a type of malware that downloads onto a computer disguised as a legitimate program. The delivery method typically sees an attacker use social engineering to hide malicious code within legitimate software to try and gain users' system access with their software.What is computer virus in full? ›
The full form of the virus in a computer is Vital Information Resources Under Siege.What does the ILOVEYOU virus do? ›
ILOVEYOU could -- and did -- destroy all kinds of files including photographs, audio files and documents. Affected users who didn't have backup copies lost them permanently. In March 1999, similar to ILOVEYOU, the Melissa virus also replicated itself by using Outlook address books.Is the ILOVEYOU virus still exist? ›
Although the ILOVEYOU virus is no longer active, it serves as an example of how quickly malicious code can spread across the internet and cause widespread damage. Additionally, it highlights the importance of being aware of cyber threats and taking steps to protect yourself from them.Why is Trojan dangerous? ›
Trojan viruses are bad because they trick users into downloading malware that harms devices in various ways. As an example, remote access Trojans (RATs) give hackers remote access to infected computers, which can result in spying, data theft, and identity theft.Is virus making illegal? ›
Causing malware to be installed on someone else's computer is a criminal offense for which you could face state or federal charges.Who is the hacker of ILOVEYOU virus? ›
Creation. De Guzman, who was poor and struggling to pay for Internet access at the time, created the computer worm intending to steal other users' passwords, which he could use to log in to their Internet accounts without needing to pay for the service.
Tobacco plants are damaged sometimes with mosaic-like patterns on the leaves. These patterns are caused by the tobacco mosaic virus, which at the end of the 19th century became the first virus ever discovered.Is the Melissa virus still around? ›
Within a few days, cybersecurity experts had mostly contained the spread of the virus and restored the functionality of their networks, although it took some time to remove the infections entirely.Is Trojan horse a real virus? ›
A Trojan Horse Virus is a type of malware that downloads onto a computer disguised as a legitimate program. The delivery method typically sees an attacker use social engineering to hide malicious code within legitimate software to try and gain users' system access with their software.What virus no longer exist? ›
So far, only two diseases have been successfully eradicated—one specifically affecting humans (smallpox) and one affecting cattle (rinderpest).What is the first virus in the phone? ›
In June 2004, security researchers were sent copies of the first mobile virus, Cabir, a worm that infected the Symbian 60 OS. Written by members of an international group of virus writers, 29A, it was a proof-of-concept virus written in C++ using Symbian and Nokia's own SDK.How was the ILOVEYOU virus removed? ›
To manually remove the virus
Click Start, Find, Files or Folder and search for *. VBS and delete all files found on the hard drive. Search for the file LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU. HTM found in the Windows System directory and delete it.
There are a variety of types of Trojans, many of which can launch sophisticated and clever attacks. Here are some types to be aware of: Password-stealing Trojans—These look for saved passwords on your computer and email them to the hackers. Some can even steal passwords cached in your browser history.Does resetting PC remove virus? ›
Will a factory reset remove a virus? Performing a factory reset is the best way to get rid of viruses, spyware, and other malware. A factory reset will delete everything that wasn't originally installed on the device. This includes any viruses that infected your operating system and files.How to remove a Trojan? ›
You can remove some Trojans by disabling startup items on your computer which don't come from trusted sources. For the best results, first reboot your device into safe mode so that the virus can't stop you from removing it.