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5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

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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
http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/malware/most-famous-virus-history-melissa/
https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/melissa.shtml
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/02/melissa.arrest.03/index.html?eref=yahoo
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/02/nyregion/creator-of-melissa-virus-gets-20-months-in-jail.html

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/
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/10/the_storm_worm.html

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


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ItzStreamBot . 2019-02-22
What about system32
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Imix . 2019-02-21
NOW THAT'S A LOT OF DAMAGE!
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Bear Goguen . 2019-02-21
lol the eyebrows just keep going up and up
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redfong . 2019-02-21
UH OH, COMMENTERS, WATCH OUT FOR A VIRUS ON YT. IT SCRAMBLES UR COMMENTS AND OTHERS COMMENTS. SO UR COMMENT IS SOME OTHER MAN COMMENT.
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xXxbootylicker173xXx#0506 on discord . 2019-02-21
you forgot about roblox robux scams
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lett3rw # . 2019-02-21
Bonzi buddy is really annoying!
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Joseph Martinez . 2019-02-21
Ehhh just download Roblox on an old pc that does it.
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stonerdemon . 2019-02-20
BLINK, FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!
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Fiery Gamer 360 . 2019-02-20
now i feel like every email i click is going to destroy my laptop
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Gabriella Perez . 2019-02-20
#1- Melissa is my mothers name lol
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Gamer The Wolf . 2019-02-19
Were is Ma Boi Memz?
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Araceli Perales . 2019-02-19
"It can create a lot of damage."








NOW THAT IS A LOT OF DAMAGE, just fix it with flex tape!
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Just a typical person . 2019-02-19
I got a avast antivirus ad when I clicked this video..
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Mario Casoni . 2019-02-19
Lol just get Nord VPN
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ITCHY GAMES . 2019-02-19
2 programmer from Philippines am i right? Hmmmm my country has a virus?
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nelson voss . 2019-02-19
Stuxnet is worse than all of these
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Unicorns Desire . 2019-02-18
NOW THAT'S A LOTTA DAMAGE
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Twenty one windows XP lovers . 2019-02-18
YOU NEED TO MAKE EVEN MORE!!!!
PLEASE
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Tony Tidwell . 2019-02-18
Michael, I hope you are still here. I keep getting .pdf files from scammers who hope I will click on them. I keep reporting them & blocking them and yet they keep coming. Is there a virus I can conceal in an email and send to these a-holes, that will pop up a message telling them to stop sending me emails? I hope you can help me.
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boing . 2019-02-18
bonzi buddy
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The True Foxy Pirate . 2019-02-18
This is why you never check e-mail.
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Virtual 64 . 2019-02-18
Oh man you’re right I should get an antivirus!!!
Because mine got expired!!!
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Hacker Nation -Pubg Mobile . 2019-02-17
Who else ain't gonna click any youtube links on this video? 🤣🤣😅
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Imnotsure . 2019-02-17
System32 hacked me and I delete it
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TheDankReisen . 2019-02-17
Video:might make you paranoid about a computer virus
Me:Naw fam I use linux no worries
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Hello_Im - COOL . 2019-02-17
And I thought MEMZ was bad...
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kerc Chan . 2019-02-16
almost of these viruses where spread by stupid people.
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Ryan Ramakrishnan . 2019-02-16
These videos scare me
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the greater gaming . 2019-02-16
Quick tip:






NEVER DOWNLOAD ALL OF THEM!!!
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MineBoxGaming . 2019-02-15
why aren't you including bonzi buddy
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Chicken Nugget . 2019-02-15
The third one is before my birthday......
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ET GAMING . 2019-02-15
I have this virus that keeps coming back even when im not downloading anything! its saying "Ads by testpid" and whatever i click in google it pops up a bunch of websites that dont load
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Bendy The OG dancing demon . 2019-02-15
u forgot...





SHERK! AND ANTHRO ON RBLX
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Indrid Cold . 2019-02-15
I remember true computer viruses. On a monochrome monitor, a very bright dot was focused on the center of the screen and it would get burnt in. Hard drives would start slamming their head into the side of the inside of the hard drive housing and break off the head. CPUs would go into a state that caused then to heat up enough to crack. Floppy drives would destroy disks. Today's viruses srd mainly Trojans, root kits, and malware. I am glad the times of hard drive self destruction and monitor burnings are over.
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A Random Guy . 2019-02-14
Virus on computer?
TAKE IT TO A DOCTOR
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nosuchthing8 . 2019-02-14
Just dont have contacts
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Tord Larsson Ate my sandwich XD . 2019-02-13
You forgot about doki doki literature :( sorry I had to
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Bread Cannon . 2019-02-13
Welp Time To Get A DELL Computer.
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Pillow soft gamer . . 2019-02-13
#0 this video am I right guys

Hahahahahaha haha... ha
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Zip Toe . 2019-02-13
My own virus: the explorer virus
What it does;
Makes sites almost impossible to load, sites names on the top says: explore.net, your cursor go's slower, videos on twitter and youtube never play, what causes it:
Its an email that says: Explore,
The words in the email says: Hey, i heard you want a new browser heres the link.

Explore.download
You click on it bc your curious,
It opens explore. Thats it for the explorer virus.
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Mr. Floop . 2019-02-13
I got heavy Watch_Dogs.2 vibes from this
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shane dawson . 2019-02-13
When you call someone the n word but then they say "no u"
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Shoto Todoroki . 2019-02-13
How to not get worried about slammer play offline games bam runs perfectly
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devan clements . 2019-02-12
no mention of flame or stuxnet. lol those were interesting to say the least
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ANZO X . 2019-02-12
You forget one virus



System 32
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Philip Kreuning . 2019-02-12
Great, you used the word "virus" where you probably meant "malware". A virus does harm to your computer by for example deleting files. Spyware, another form of malware is the program that steals your banking information.
Other than those minor details, GREAT VIDEO!
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wr_ck . 2019-02-12
My brother got a mebroot virus that gave him a Melissa virus. How does that happen?
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Beat Saber Videos . 2019-02-12
But the indian man said i needed more ram. So i downloaded more...
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AcE Stebba . 2019-02-12
"Memz is a virus" Memz is indeed. But its for testing purposes. Next to That it gives u 2 warnings that its harmful
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espeon8224 :3 . 2019-02-12
Thanks for the info!
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