Threat Description

Many Fingers

Details

Aliases:Many Fingers, 08/15
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This virus only activates if the date is after the 11th of November 1990. It will then count the keystrokes, and when they have reached 3000, it will display the message:

 CRITICAL ERROR 08/15: TOO MANY FINGERS ON KEYBOARD ERROR.

The number 08/15 refers to the standard rifle used by the Germans in World War II. In Germany today this number is synonymous for the term 'standard' or 'plain vanilla'. The 11th of November is the begin of the carnival season.



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.








Technical Details: Christoph Fischer


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