Threat Description

Santa (Palm)

Details

Aliases:Santa (Palm), Palm Santa, Santa, Wordsmith Easter egg
Category:Other
Type:Other
Platform:Palm

Summary



This is not a virus or any other kind of malware.

Some people have been wondering about mysterious entries appearing to their datebook to date 25 December 2030. The entries having title Santa and attached note containing a number (usually 0).

The Santa entries are an Easter egg (a hidden functionality) in wordsmith program versions 1.0c or older. For some reason the programmer thought it would be fun to put mysterious entries into the datebook.

This behaviour is harmless and shouldn't cause any problems. Blue Nomad has removed the Easter egg in the word smith version 1.0d.



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: Jarno Niemela F-Secure, January 2001


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