Stealth Virus

Stealth Virus #73
In order to avoid detection, a virus will often take over virus protection system functions likely to spot it and use them to hide itself. An extremely hard virus to write.
Used to plant a virus.
Sell Price

Stealth Virus is a Virus item 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 Stealth virus has the highest sell value and the highest value per day of programming (netting $2,000 per programming day) out of any virus item.

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


The Stealth Virus can be programmed using a Personal Computer, Laptop, or Gold Laptop after completion of the CMT2560 Algorithms and Advanced Programming Education course. A Stealth Virus takes 100 days to program. It can also be traded between players. Stealth Viruses cannot be found through city finds. [2]

The programming time for a Stealth Virus can be reduced through various methods. With all Education completed, the Stealth Virus's programming time will be 70 days, or 17 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 Stealth Virus is required to do the "Stealth Virus" Virus crime. This crime is popular as it is a safe crime that cannot send a player to the Jail or Hospital and gives more money and Crime Experience than any other Virus crimes.

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

Related Awards

Stealth 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

The Education course required to program the Stealth Virus was originally called the "Expert Programming Course." [4]

Image History

Stealth Virus Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2009 [5] aYVYf18.png
~2009 to July 2012 [6] ABNAFep.png
July 2012 to present [7] jNE3abD.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. Torn City Basic, Education (04/06/08)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Virus Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)