Here’s what the old-school computer viruses from the ’80s and ’90s looked like

Ngoc Huynh

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at security firm F-Secure, has been working with computer viruses for over 25 years.

Over the course of his career, he’s managed to accumulate more than a few computer viruses for his collection, storing the viruses on old floppy disks.

You can see what the viruses look like below.

The Q Walker sends this cartoon man across your screen.

The Delyrium virus leaves victims feeling like they’re in an earthquake.

The LSD virus does…this.

Zohra turns things psychedelic before leaving a cryptic message.

Hyponnen’s personal favorite, Q Casino, forces the victim to play roulette to save their files.

Crew just displays a logo for a hacker collective.

Flame speaks for itself.

Hymn is basically a fancy advertisement.

And Kuku is just disconcerting…

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