This is one of the only games that are viruses, and is the only kind of virus game on Mac.
Lose/Lose is a dangerous trojan and piece of malware. When the game is loaded, the main screen states that the game deletes files in the title. Once any key is pressed, the game will start, and the player will try to kill the aliens and earn points. However, it will delete files upon doing so by running rm -r on that file. If the player makes it very far in the game, it has the potential to even delete system files, and prevent the system from booting upon next reboot, resulting in a prohibitory symbol or folder with a question mark, forcing the user to re-install the OS.
- There is a chance that the virus would delete itself since the executable itself is still considered a file.
- Running it on a virtual machine won't stop it deleting files on the user's host computer even if it is Windows or Linux. It is possible to have the host operating system be destroyed if the game is run for long and it successfully deletes a startup file. This instead results in a kernel panic (for Linux) or an error screen (for Windows).