OPRAH WINFREY VIRUS:
Your 1. 3gb hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80mb and then slowly expands back to 1. 3gb.
AT & T VIRUS:
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.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS:
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.
TERRY RANDLE VIRUS:
Prints ”oh no you don’t” whenever you choose ”Abort”.
Runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously, but doesn’t allow the user to accomplish anything.
EMELDA 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.
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 Congressional virus.
DENVER BRONCOS VIRUS:
Makes your P133 machine perform like a 286/AT
L. A. P. D. VIRUS:
It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in ”self-defense”.
There is a dangerous virus going around. It is called WORK.
If you receive WORK from your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else, via e-mail or any other means, DO NOT TOUCH IT! This virus wipes out your private life completely.
If you should come into contact with WORK, put on your jacket, take two good friends and go straight to the nearest pub.
Order the antidote known as BEER. Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
Forward this warning immediately to at least 5 friends. Should you realize that you do not have 5 friends, this means that you are already infected and that WORK already controls your life.
REMEMBER, THIS VIRUS IS DEADLY!
Economic computer viruses
INTEREST GROUP ECONOMIST 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 the computer.
ECONOMETRICIAN VIRUS - 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
POLITICAL THINK TANK ECONOMIST VIRUS - Doesn’t do anything, but you can’t get rid of it until next election.
GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST VIRUS - nothing works on your system, but all your diagnostic software says everything is just fine.
MARXIAN ECONOMIST VIRUS - Helps your computer shut down whenever it wants to.
SOVIET ECONOMIST VIRUS - Crashes your computer, but denies it ever happened.
MAINSTREAM ECONOMIST VIRUS - It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases then in ”self-defense.”
CENTRAL BANK ECONOMIST VIRUS - Makes sure that it’s bigger than any other file.
MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION ECONOMIST VIRUS - Deletes all monetary files, but keeps smiling and sending messages about how the economy is going to get better.
SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMIST VIRUS - Puts your computer to sleep for four years. When your computer wakes up, you’re trillion more dollars in debt.
NEW ECONOMY VIRUS - Also known as the ”Tricky Dick Virus.” You can wipe it out, but it always makes a comeback.
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST VIRUS - Before allowing you to delete any file, it first asks you if you’ve considered the alternatives.
There is a new virus going around, called ”work.” If you receive any sort of work” at all, whether via email, internet or simply handed to you by a colleague... DO NOT OPEN IT.
This has been circulating around our building for months and those who have been tempted to open ”work” or even look at ”work” have found that their social life is deleted and their brain ceases to function properly.
If you do encounter ”work” via email or are faced with any ”work” at all, then to purge the virus, send an email to your boss with the words ”I’ve had enough of your crap... I’m off to the pub.” The ”work” should automatically be forgotten by your brain. If you receive ”work” in paper- document form, simply lift the document and drag the ”work” to your garbage can. Put on your hat and coat and skip to the nearest bar with two friends and order three pints of beer (or rum punch). After repeating this action 14 times, you will find that ”work” will no longer be of any relevance to you and that ”Scooby Doo” was the greatest cartoon ever.