HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."
Your old school computer user still remembers a stealth virus on 3.5" floppy disks during the college days. Simple McAfee's VirusScan, for DOS, found and cleaned it up nicely! :/