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Clinton Haines also known as TaLon, Harry McBungus and TerminatorZ was a virus author from Australia. He attended Ipswich Grammar School, and wrote his first virus in the early 90s.


Two of his viruses NoFrills and Dudley viruses both infected major companies for a short period of time. The virus NoFrills infected the Australian Tax Office; however, Len Grooves, an antivirus manager, commented that the virus was mediocre, and pointed out multiple errors in coding. He also said he would not hire this author to write a virus. ATO shut down a total of 15,000 computers to prevent spreading.

His virus "Dudley" infected Telstra, forcing them to shut down their systems for 2 hours.


Haines died of a heroin overdose in 1997, on his 21st birthday. At the time he was completing a science degree in Micro-Biology at the University of Queensland. In the wake of the incident, VLAD wrote an extremely complex Win32 virus called Memorial, which infects applications and MS-DOS applications and displays a message in remembrance.