The Feliz trojan appeared on the 1st of January 2000. This trojan is written in Delphi. Being run the trojan first outputs a dialog with a picture and a single button:
When the button is clicked the trojan looks for C:\Windows\ directory and if it is found outputs the final messagebox:
At the same time the trojan deletes the following files:
C:\COMMAND.COM C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\COMMAND.COM C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT C:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.CB C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM
Then the trojan passes control to the operating system. At this time the operating system becomes unstable and it will no longer start after next computer reboot.
If C:\Windows\ directory is not found by the trojan it will output a number of messageboxes and pass control to operating system without activating its payload.
Disinfection & Removal
Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.
For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.
Technical Details: Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure Corp