OPRAH WINFREY VIRUS
Your 200MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80MB, and then slowly expands back to 200MB.
Every three minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.
Every three minutes it reminds you that you're paying too much for the AT&T virus.
PAUL REVERE VIRUS
This revolutionary virus does not horse around. It warns you of impending hard disk attack---once if by LAN, twice if by C:.
POLITICALLY CORRECT VIRUS
Never calls itself a "virus", but instead refers to itself as an "electronic microorganism."
ROSS PEROT VIRUS
Activates every component in your system, just before the whole damn thing quits.
MARIO CUOMO VIRUS
It would be a great virus, but it refuses to run.
TED TURNER VIRUS
Colorizes your monochrome monitor.
Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.
DAN QUAYLE VIRUS
Prevents your system from spawning any child process without joining into a binary network.
DAN QUAYLE VIRUS #2
Their is sumthing rong wit your komputer, ewe jsut cant figyour out watt!
GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST VIRUS
Nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.
NEW WORLD ORDER VIRUS
Probably harmless, but it makes a lot of people really mad just thinking about it.
FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT VIRUS
Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.
Sixty percent of the PCs infected will lose 38 percent of their data 14 percent of the time. (plus or minus a 3.5 percent margin of error.)
TERRY RANDLE VIRUS
Prints "Oh no you don't" whenever you choose "Abort" from the "Abort" "Retry" "Fail" message.
Makes sure that it's bigger than any other file.
ADAM AND EVE VIRUS
Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.
The computer locks up, screen splits eratically with a message appearing on each half blaming the other side for the problem.
CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS #2
Runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously, but doesn't allow the user to accomplish anything.
You're in Dallas, but your data is in Singapore.
Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying its own motherboard
Your programs stop every few minutes to ask for money.
Your computer gets fat, slow and lazy, then self destructs; only to resurface at shopping malls and service stations across rural America.
OLLIE NORTH VIRUS
Causes your printer to become a paper shredder.
Just does it.
Your data won't appear unless you buy new cables, power supply and a set of shocks.
JIMMY HOFFA VIRUS
Your programs can never be found again.
Helps your computer shut down as an act of mercy.
IMELDA MARCOS VIRUS
Sings you a song (slightly off key) on boot up, then subtracts money from your Quicken account and spends it all on expensive shoes it purchases through Prodigy.
STAR TREK VIRUS
Invades your system in places where no virus has gone before.
HEALTH CARE VIRUS
Tests your system for a day, finds nothing wrong, and sends you a bill for $4,500.
GEORGE BUSH VIRUS
It starts by boldly stating, "Read my docs...No new files!" on the screen. It proceeds to fill up all the free space on your hard drive with new files, then blames it on the Congrssional Virus.
CLEVELAND INDIANS VIRUS
Makes your 486/50 machine perform like a 286/AT.
It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in "self defense".
CHICAGO CUBS VIRUS
Your PC makes frequent mistakes and comes in last in the reviews, but you still love it.
ORAL ROBERTS VIRUS
Claims that if you don't send it a million dollars, it's programmer will take it back.
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