Is Windows 95 a virus?

(page last updated 25/06/98).

Conclusion: No, Windows 95 is not a virus.

Research summary:

Here's what viruses do:

Until this point it seemed Windows 95 is a virus, but we discovered fundamental shortcomings:

Viruses generally are well-supported by their authors, run on most systems of their chosen type, use program code that is fast, elegant, compact and efficient, and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature. These are categorical, but consistent, characteristics of viruses, which are inconsistent with Windows 95. We must therefore disqualify it.

Windows 95 is not a virus --- It's a bug.

Jokes Index Robert Chasmer - (C) KAOS 95-97.