The early internet was truly a technological frontier, ripe with amazing ideas and equally amazing malware. Now, pesky code that used to attack your plastic, beige internet box is safely stored in The Malware Museum. Best part? Admission is free.
The Malware Museum is an Archive.org collection of 65 (for now) nefarious bits of code used to infect MS-DOS machines from the ’80s and ’90s. With the help of an emulator, you can now browse these creative pieces of malware at your leisure. Here’s a quick description:
The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.
So go relive your computing past (without any of the headaches). Here’s a few choice examples: