Armored Virus

Armored Virus #72
This virus attempts to make disassembly difficult. Great for systems with weak virus protection.
Used to plant a virus.
Sell Price

Armored Virus is a Tool item (Virus) that was released in late 2004. [1] It can be acquired through virus programming and can be sold to (but not purchased at) Cyber Force.

The Armored Virus is used in "Plant a Computer Virus" crimes.


The Armored Virus can be programmed using a Personal Computer, Laptop, or Gold Laptop after completion of the CMT2560 Algorithms and Advanced Programming Education course. An Armored Virus takes 60 days to program. It can also be traded between players. Armored Viruses cannot be found through city finds. [2]

The programming time for an Armored Virus can be reduced through various methods. With all Education completed, the Armored Virus's programming time will be 42 days, or ten days with all coding time reductions. Viruses always finish coding shortly after 03:25 TC Time. [3] Programming will continue even if a player disposes of all their computers.

Methods of Reducing Virus Programming Time
Method Reduction
Working at a Software Corporation 50%
Owning a Dividend Block of I Industries Ltd. 50%
Completion of the "CMT2580 Software Engineering" Education course 20%
Completion of the "CMT2600 Natural Language Engineering" Education course 10%


The Armored Virus is required to do the "Armored Virus" Virus crime. This crime is rarely done as the "Stealth Virus" crime cannot send a player to the Jail or Hospital and gives more money and Crime Experience than any other Virus crimes.

The Armored Virus is not consumed upon use, and can be reused for the crime.

Related Awards

Armored Virus related Awards
Image Name Requirements
159019175.png Silicon Valley Code 100 viruses
603343376.png Bug 1,000 Computer Crimes
282251659.png We Have A Breach 5,000 Computer Crimes

Historical Notes

All Virus items were changed to Tool category. [4]

The Education course required to program the Armored Virus was originally called the "Expert Programming Course." [5]

"Armored" originally used the British English spelling of "Armoured," but this was standardized site wide to the American English spelling in October 2018. [6]

Image History

Armored Virus Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2009 [7] F3e8rwq.png
~2009 to July 2012 [8] FCX4HbB.png
July 2012 to present [9] L1n2vHz.jpg

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  2. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  3. Damster, Coding Reduction (24/01/23)
  4. New item categories: Tools & Materials (01/04/24)
  5. Torn City Basic, Education (04/06/08)
  6. Chedburn, Patch list #64 : 09/10/2018 (09/10/2018)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  8. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  9. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)