Annoying yet sorta fun virus makes you watch ‘Homestar Runner’

Remember the old days of viruses — which instead of holding your computer to ransom unless you pay hundreds of dollars like they do now — would just mildly annoy you with random changes.

As you’ll see in the case of Email-Worm.Win32.Lacon, which has been detailed in a video by YouTuber danoct1.

On the 10th of every month, the virus sets your Internet Explorer homepage to the 404 webpage of the much-loved Homestar Runner and also forces a log off when you try and close a dialog box titled “Your Angry Computer.”

The virus affects Windows computers and spreads via an executable attached to an email about a “National Call Registry” program. But unlike today’s viruses, this one is just simply mildly annoying.

“It’s not at all damaging, does not go after your files. All it does is kind of mess with you on the 10th of every month. So if all worms were like this, the world might be a pretty alright place,” explains danoct1. Wouldn’t it be indeed.

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