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These Could Be Completely Harmless But Totally Maddening Computer Viruses

Our eye is twitching just thinking about them.

28/12/2016 10:27 | Updated 29 December 2016

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to get the creative juices flowing. Over at Reddit, a bunch of users have been pondering what would make a really infuriating but totally harmless computer virus. Bid farewell to your Christmas cheer right about now.

1. Constant echoing.

“Whatever video/youtube/movie/game you play - the sound will always be slightly asynchron.”

2. Typos, everywhere.

“Changes between QWERTY and DVORAK layouts every time the spacebar is pressed.”

“All keystrokes and mouse clicks fail 1% of the time.”

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3. Want to right click? Computer says no.

“The virus will occasionally cause your right click to register as a left click when right clicking on a link.”

4. Imprecise mouse movements.

“Whenever you stop moving the mouse, it adjusts the sensitivity. Sometimes it turns on/off acceleration.”

“Your cursor is now a few pixels off of where it will click.”

5. Dialup-speed broadband.  

“Asks for confirmation of every file download from the internet ( Average website will download upwards of 20 files per page load).”

6. A wilting cursor. 

“Your mouse is a flower that leaves a stream of petals as you move it. Every time a new screen has to load (or just one small thing on your screen changes) a curtain of flowers comes falling down your screen. Music you can’t turn off plays.”

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7. Accidental tributes to Rick Astley.

“Random links become Rick Roll.”

“Every key press plays one syllable/note of Never Gonna Give You Up.”

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