Threat Description

Happy Birthday

Details

Aliases:Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, November 13th
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This is not a virus.

There is a a large set of trojanized AMI BIOS chips going around which halt the machine during boot-up on the 13th of November and play 'Happy Birthday' from the PC-speaker until you press a key.

The BIOS version is "M82C498 Evaluation BIOS v1.55", dated 04/04/93.

Do note that it's not a virus - it will not replicate anywhere from an affected machine.

If you have this problem, contact your hardware vendor for a BIOS replacement.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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