Top 5 Viruses of All Time

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Top 5 Viruses of All Time

Ever had a bad time waiting for a file to load for hours well that’s probably due to virus, slowing down your Computer is not the only bad thing that a virus can do as there are a ton of viruses that will and can ruin your Computer but did you ever wonder how annoying can a virus if your answer is yes then today we are going tell you the limit as these are Top 5 Worst computer viruses of all time

5 Sasser

Sasser – Photo via computerweekly.com

So, Kicking off the list we have the Sasser worm virus was one of the first and more vulnerable viruses and in mainly affected Windows OS in the primary system, and was devastating to many critical situations. unlike other viruses It doesn’t spread through e-mail unlike other viruses. Instead, once the virus infected a computer, it looked for other vulnerable systems. It contacted those systems and instructed them to download the virus. The virus also altered the victim’s operating system in a way, making it even hard to reset without cutting the power. The virus affected many hospitals, PT’s, airlines, news agencies and much more. After one million infections, there was an estimated a whopping 18 billion dollars in damage recorded.


4 Code Red

Code Red – Photo via youtube.com

The Code Red debuted bacj in late 2001 taking advantage of the Microsoft Internet Information Server’s flaw. The variations of the virus plagued the Internet for several months. The interesting thing about this deadly virus is, it did not require you to open an e-mail attachment or run a file; it just required an active Internet connection with which it ruined the Web page that you opened by displaying a text “Hacked by Chinese!” And in less than a week’s time, “Code Red” brought down more than 400,000 servers including the White House web server. This virus caused a total damage of approximately $2.6 billion dollars by hitting almost one million PCs.


3 MyDoom

MyDoom – Photo via anti-malware.info
My Doom i know it sounds weird by the virus is sectors and the virus explored its way to the malware world on 26th January 2004 and sent a shockwave around the world, as it scattered exponentially via e-mail through email with random addresses of senders and subject lines. My Doom destroyed the cyber world by activating a tremendous denial of service attack that infected close to about two million PCs. The damage caused by this fastest-spreading mass mailer worm was a whopping unbelievable $38 billion.


2 Melissa

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Melissa was the first ever mass-mailing macro virus for the new age of e-mailing which became the breaking news across the world on March 26, 1999. The virus was developed by David Melissa was spread in the form of an email attachment by the name “list.doc.” When the attachment was clicked upon, the virus replicates itself and seeks for the Microsoft Outlook address book to e-mail itself to the first 50 names on the list with a message, “Here is that document you asked for…don’t show anyone else” Later on, FBI arrested David L and slapped him with a fine of $5000 for unleashing the fastest virus of the time.


1 ILOVEYOU

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I love you now not love every time represents peace or lets say actual love in this case the deadliest virus ever created or encountered by mankind, what is even intimidating is that

it was a standalone program capable of replicating itself. Known as ILOVEYOU, this virus initially traveled the Internet by e-mail and managed to crash PCs all across the world. To make it even more alluring, the subject of the e-mail said that the message was a love letter from a secret admirer. An attachment in the e-mail was what caused all the trouble. The original worm had the file name of LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs. The moment someone opened the file, the virus emailed itself to the first 50 contacts available in the PC’s Windows address book. The virus caused a total damage of over $10 billion affecting almost 10% of the world’s PCs connected to the Internet at the time..!!


Top 5 Viruses of All Time

Sr No. Names
1 ILOVEYOU
2 Melissa
3 My Doom
4 Code Red
5 Sasser

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