[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Mad: Computer Virus Edition

May 12th, 2014 by Benj Edwards

Mad Super Special Summer 1991 Computer Virus Edition CoverHis missing tooth is a hanging chad

I found this in my old collection of Mad magazines. In 1991, computer viruses were relatively novel — although I did lose all of my early BBS data to a malicious virus just one year later (see the story in that link).

[ From Mad Super Special – Summer 1991, cover]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you ever had a computer virus that wiped some or all of your data?

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Mad: Computer Virus Edition”

  1. TheSaintOfPain Says:

    I’ve never had any sort of malware that has ever wiped anything, but I have had a couple of failing hard drives that have done that very thing. I’d imagine it’s probably just as frustrating to deal with as it is dealing with any malware doing the same thing.

  2. Eagles409 Says:

    I got a virus once. In order to get rid of the virus I had to completely wipe my hard drive and reload everything. Unfortunately I forgot to back some items up and lost some things in the process.

  3. pmn001 Says:

    Sircam got me in 2001, had to reformat the drive. Luckily I had copies on floppies of everything important.

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