Do Old Viruses Work on Modern PCs? | Nostalgia Nerd

8 jul 2020
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Big thanks to TotalAV: Visit to get 70% off TotalAV complete protection... I don't know why I get curious about these questions. But here I am, trying to run old computer viruses, DOS Malware and other such malicious code on Windows 10. I thought we could first take a look at some malware from the 80s and 90s, before trying to get it to run on a modern PC. Then it seems a natural progression to run as many of these malicious files as possible and see if it is indeed possible to take down a Windows 10 PC using just DOS Malware.
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  • A few people have asked about the "test" PC. It's this one, from Ebuyer -

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    • @The Goose 69 i know I was responding to you

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    • @Cndvdx Yhjblbilg i dont mean you. i mean Nostalgia Nerd's pc

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    • @The Goose 69 my 700 dollar pc is better than yours

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    • My 300 dollar pc is better than your pc that you bougth

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    • Well of course they do as Windows 10 is still a DOS based system. :)

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  • holy shiiit

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  • me : see's antivirus software also me : just what i needed

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  • I was hoping the viruses would just infect each other and kill everything

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  • this is the equivalent of every army of ancient times ever fighting against a small group of modern US soldiers

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  • so basically after running all the viruses you've created Windows Vista... Nice ! also running the anti virus results "you have 28,000 viruses" if you ran Nortons it would be like: "you have 2 viruses"

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  • So ther answer is" no. unless you really really want it to"

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  • i use totalav too!

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  • fuck I stopped listening for a few minutes and started focusing on that background music around 3 min, does anyone have a sauce for that?

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  • Plot twist: as he distracts us with old virus videos he's hacking into our computers and taking all of our moneys.

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  • Bruh, you will get same result if you run 6000+ instance of MS Paint.

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  • But can it run Corona Virus!??

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  • Put these five characters in a batch file to crash your PC: %0|%0

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    • @sheky I first wrote the reply as a joke but then I actually ran it and I couldn't even shut down my computer after like half a minute. I had to force shutdown to save my PC

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    • @R Z lol i couldn’t expect someone would actually try it

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    • First I thought it just piped the output of itself into itself, then I realised it recurred without a base case Probably shouldn't have run it

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  • so thats where danooct1 gets his fix

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  • Don't just deallocate all of the memory on the P.C. to get a real clean computer you should set every bit to 0. After erasing as much as you can on the computer itself, don't put that drive into another computer before it's been... Actually, you should maybe just get a new drive.

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  • What, running windows 10 on 1,5 GB Ram

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  • So, are you like the British version of LGR?

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  • @1:40 well we still have problem solving but in other places. Just most of the annoying things are out of the way. Leaving room for other annoying problems to take our attention.

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  • One has to work really hard to get infected these days. I am glad the spyware, adware, and malware have all become an endangered species. Ad block software helps to prevent this too. Any site that is so desperate to strictly demand I disable my ad block software just to download certain files, I much rather just block and blacklist the site itself than compromise. I learned from terrible nightmares with criminal sites that if they have to go to the extreme just to prevent us from downloading on their site, than their trust is not worth the risk. Chances are very likely they wish to infect your computer. Take NO chances!

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  • The kind of experiment that accidentally wakes up the killer AI

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  • You should get a virtual machine, you can test viruses and OS's safely.

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  • Why do you sound like Jazza?

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  • ram not on dual channel?

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  • I think if u would try even turn on 4000? dos programs even without virus on your pc it would crash/freeze or maybe I am wrong I have never tried something like that.

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  • 13:50 his wifi is still on lol

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  • You Should Colab With The SEworldr Enderman!!!

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  • windows is a fucking joke

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  • Missing the problem solving days well then you can try installing gentoo Linux

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  • Single channel RAM with a Ryzen APU? Call Low spec gamer to the one who made that computer!

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  • Wow, it's actually really interesting to see all these familiar (to me, old malware has always been a special interest of mine ) viruses attempting to be run on modern machines, with some insight as to how windows has involved in terms of its structure and what still remains from DOS. If anyone's particularly interested in many of the seen viruses, check out danooct1 who does full videos on their function and sometimes dysfunction.

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  • Viral battle royale!

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  • Why were they all 1600 except for the one sitting at 1614? What was special about that one?

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    • Also, I've had issues with that mouse glitch in the past. Always had to restart explorer to get it working again.

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  • i literally got a totalav ad on a video they sponsored

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  • you sound like the radiostation moderator on WCT-R in gta san andreas xD

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  • "LGR wil not be happy" *MWAR*

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  • viruses together strong

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  • im not sure... if the virus was the reason ur PC is acting up or the over 6k processes running in the background...

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  • 3:59 : this is cccp

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  • Getting 10,000 DOS viruses at once? Think of the herd immunity you could achieve with that!

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  • bring on the junkie. I love this feed stoned was first written in 1987 :) On May 15, 2014, the signature of the Stoned virus was inserted into the bitcoin blockchain. This caused Microsoft Security Essentials to recognize copies of the blockchain as the virus, prompting it to remove the file in question, and subsequently forcing the node to reload the block chain from that point, continuing the cycle.

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  • Imagine being a computer youtuber in 2020 and filming an LCD monitor xD Real nostalgic vibes :P Also liked and subscribed

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  • 2:15 that really deserves it's own comment

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  • 3:12 Mikko Hyppönen is also the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure, one of the biggest cyber security companies in Finland.

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  • I think the MAIN thing with new operating systems, browsers, and such is that it's far, far less likely that you will get infected in the first place, like it's kind of difficult. You have to download it, and you will be warned beforehand 99.999991% of the time

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  • macOS: *removes 32-bit support* Me: HOW DARE YOU. Look at Windows and LEARN. See? Windows can still run 32-bit. Feel ashamed! Windows: Yes! I can even run 16-bit DOS viruses! Feel ashamed! Me: wait what

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  • Your PC is now stoned

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  • 14:37 STRONG SAD: Have you been using the Internet irresponsibly? STRONG BAD: No more irresponsibly than usual. STRONG SAD: {His lower body starts walking away in place.} Did you get a virus? STRONG BAD: Uhhh, noo... STRONG SAD: Did you get four hundred thousand viruses? STRONG BAD: Yes... very yes!

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  • “1.46 usable” bro you have 8gb ram how is that possible

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  • 13:34 i actually thought the lsd virus was causing it at first XD (Doesn't this kind of show people a step by step process on how to basically bomb someone's pc lol)

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  • I would have enjoyed watching you try to remove all that malware. Running a 64bit version of Windows 10 would probably have been just as vulnerable as the 32bit version and that’s because all of the DOS programs were running in the dos vm that was downloaded automatically when you tried to run a 16bit app. I’m sure you simply ran low on system resources and that caused most of the funky behavior.

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  • Or instead of buying a new pc. you could have used a virtual machine. : )

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  • as soon ad he mentiond total av i got an ad for it

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  • please send these to comcast. They need exercise in their tech field desperately

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  • Yes Microsoft does kind of tend to insist that its spy and malware must keep on running. Just consider Edge, Cortana, Skype and a host of other Microsoft $$$h*t on Microsoft SpyWare 10.

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  • You ask WHY should they be able to run software from two decades ago, my question is, why NOT? Just backwards compatibility baby, used to be standard with lots of stuff.

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  • Video: "At 370 pounds including this monitor, keyboard, and rather sensual vertical mouse..." Me: "Wow, that's heavy for a PC.. even if you add the monitor, what's that maybe..", start trying to do the mental weight estimations and arithmetic for longer than I'm proud of before going, "Oh.. those pounds. I did it again. Silly Yank."

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  • Lol. "S & S International" was the original name of "Dr Solomons Software", a UK anti-virus and security company.

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  • WinNT -- Hmm. That explains why the .NET property: Environment.OSVersion is equal to Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.XXXX.X But I don't see the point in keeping that old version value. Cmd tells me my version of Windows I'm using, being 10 etc. Why doesn't Environment.OSVersion just tell us our win version?

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  • If you like problem solving, use Linux. LoL!

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  • Ryzen 5 with single channel ram... he should change that asap

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  • try calling consumer's support of viruses creators

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  • Only back to 16 bit works though On 32 bit windows 8 bit apps will work though

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  • You! You just became the Josef Mengele of PCs, infecting innocent, harmless, just-out-of-the-box PCs with all these terrible terrible viruses. LOL

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  • Thank you for answering the question in the first 10 seconds and thats not sarcasm

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  • How do you put a vires in a phone

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  • Now double the virus to 12,000 and make your computer valuable

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  • What's the difference between a virus and malware?

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  • HAHAHAHA i got an antivirus ad right before watching this.

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  • When you said 370 pounds (currency) I thought you meant 370 lb in weight XD

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  • 1:21 *screams in Arch Linux*

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  • 18:00 In my experience Total AV is total BS.

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  • MWAR

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  • You don't believe in ancient curses? Here's THE PROOF of them!!!

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  • So Windows can still run old DOS viruses, but when I try to run old DOS games it stops them.

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  • Mentions TotalAV Ad Plays Its from TotalAV First time in a long time thats happened to me

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  • I’m a little sad the 1812 Overture didn’t play after Vendetta tapped the baton.

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  • I’m doing this on my PC

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  • Run natas or emperor i dare you

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  • Bruh you could've used a VM for much less cost than a pc

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  • Dont be like that, dont waste money on a testing pc, theres a thing called vm.

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  • is the virus museum safe?

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  • Now I wanna do it to a sacrificial pc that is connected to my neighbor wifi that I hacked "evil laugh".

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  • you clarify anything.. ..or, do all you do, ramble about in dos head preambles.. ..bae bae unix.. ..370 pounds.. ..that's heavy.. ..instructions unclear, virus stuck in neighbors wife.. ..good grief..

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  • Worlds best and most effective computer virus, the human operating the computer.

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  • redirects to commercial guides bruh

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  • What did the DOSBOX say to the LINUX 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲

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  • 14:48 "Genius Mouse Driver" - Dude, the hardware alone already classified as virus. Not matter how well you cleaned the ball housing and wheels inside up, their mice would never run smooth ever. For my brother that was reason enough to get a Key Tronic "Hawley wheel" mouse with 3 buttons (I think I've got that still being around here somewhere actually) which was kinda weird as it used two angled wheels instead of the common ball. Interestingly it worked a bit better, but was less reliant in diagonal movement. I remember getting a Logitech mouse with a scroll wheel back then (early adopting FTW) which worked exceptionally well, but I kept cleaning it up like once a week anyway. Even took that with me to school to use it there instead of the crappy things they had plugged. I literally was the only one in the whole class room who had a scroll wheel besides just having a mouse that simply wouldn't constantly lock up all the time which felt great, just great :D As for early adopting, I switched over to the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer somewhere in 1998 and used it until the rubber on it got so sticky I simply couldn't use it anymore because of that. Buttons, the wheel and sensor worked just as well as on the first day however until then. After that I had an Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 and several Logitechs (including a 120€ MX Revolution), all of which had crappy mouse buttons that would start to either not click at all or produce double clicks all the time after several months. Man, quality has been dumped a lot. I bet that Logitech ball mouse with the scroll wheel would still work just fine even if I had used it until now every day, same for the first Explorer, if it didn't have that sticky and greasy rubber...

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  • so the answer is no unless you deliberately download stuff that lets them. wow shocker

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  • Monkey.B virus brought down my high school back in 1995. I think that was the first time any of us, both students and teachers, ever seen a purely tech apocalypse.

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  • Did you get a virus? No... Did you get 7000 viruses? Yes...VERY YES

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  • This takes me back to the old times when I still watch danooct1 and TomKTW channels

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  • there is also a ntvdm 64 version out there that works on windows 10 64bit :)

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  • what happens if two ransomware programs are trying to encrypt a pc at the same time? who would win? edit: also, if your gonna use an antivirus go with one of the big bois like avast or bitdefender.

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  • Ok, SEworld, you can stop recommending this video, I've watched, it's cool, ok?

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  • imagine having this dude as a dad...

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  • Funny I got an ad on the side of the screen titled ""Top Ten" Best Antivirus (2020)" "Protect your PC today with our #1 free antivirus 2020"

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