Are there any computer viruses written in Java?

John Zukowski

There are two known Java viruses that I am aware of, Strange Brew and Bean Hive. The Symantec AntiVirus Research Center includes information on them at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/javaapp.strangebrew.html for Strange Brew and http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/javaapp.beanhive.html for Bean Hive. A virus cannot be transmitted by untrusted applets.