These days, there are viruses and malware everywhere. Every website you visit might have it. Forget about downloading anything; you’re just asking for trouble. Even our phones and watches can fall victim to virii and nefarious things. Once upon a time, viruses weren’t really all that bad. It was more about having fun and less about destruction or ransomware, and a new museum has opened up to remember the good old days of relatively harmless viruses. You won’t need to hop on a bus; it’s all on your computer. The Malware Museum is an online museum dedicated to malware and old-school viruses.
The software examples have been put together by security researcher Mikko Hyppönen. Don’t worry; they all run safely in your browser via DOSBox and won’t do any harm. You can even download the old viruses and play with them yourself; once again, there’s nothing to fear because all the harmful code has been stripped away from them, so they’re just there to have fun with. If panicking over viruses is fun.
Find out all about the old-school viruses by heading over to the Malware Museum on the Internet Archive.