The AL GORE virus - Causes your computer to just keep counting
Birthday Virus - Keeps advancing your clock by another year.
Mario Cuomo Virus - a very powerful virus, if it would ever run.
Politically Correct Virus - prefers to call itself an "electronic
Oprah Winfrey Virus - first appears on system as a 120 KB file,
later swells to 200 KB, then returns to its original size.
Periodic printouts appear to keep you aprised.
AT&T Virus - constantly reminds you how it's giving you much
better service than the other viruses.
Sprint Virus - Periodically runs sound file of a pin dropping.
MCI Virus - Encourages you to send it to your friends and family.
Ollie North Virus - Converts your printer into a paper shredder.
Nike Virus - Just does it.
Ross Perot Virus - runs for awhile, leaves the system, then
re-appears, but with less effect.
Airport Virus - You're in (insert location), but your data are in
(exotic foreign destination).
Right-to-life Virus - before allowing you to delete any file, it
first asks you if you've considered the alternatives.
Gridlock Virus - Keeps shuffling information that it calls
'bills' between your CPU and BUS, sending messages like
'House Bill #xxxx is unacceptable to Senate'. Never gets any
Right-Wing-Hardliner Virus - Won't allow any changes on your
system, but keeps saying that things will get better as soon
as it takes over the Whitehouse.
Left-Wing-Drivel Virus - Deletes all monetary files, but keeps
smiling and sending messages about how the economy is going
to get better.
Variant: Government Economist Virus - nothing works on your
system, but all your diagnostic software says everything is
Dan Quayle Virus - Causes speling erors in files stored on your disk.
Jack Kevorkian Virus - enables irreparably damaged files to
Al Gore UNIX Virus: Whenever you inquire about one of your
environment variables, it shows you the current setting, but
then tacks on an alarmist message concerning the future of
Tipper Gore Virus - When you attempt to play any sound file, it
pops up a warning window stating that some lyrics may be
unsuitable for children.
The Ronald Reagan virus - Saves your data but forgets where it's
The Mike Tyson virus - Quits after two bytes.
The Prozac virus - Totally messes up your RAM, but your processor
The Arnold Schwarzenegger virus - Terminates some files, leaves,
but will be back.
Ponzi Virus - It logs onto your bank's computer and transfers $1
into the accounts of the owners of the last 10 computers it
was on. It then attaches itself to the next 10 items of mail
Joke Virus - poses as a harmless list of funny computer virus
names. Is quickly passed from one user to all other users
known via e-mail, consequently consuming all known network