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XA1


Aliases:


XA1
Christmas Tree, Tannenbaum

Malware
Virus
W32

Summary

The XA1 virus overwrites the beginning of files with itself and stores the original code at the end of the file. On April 1st, a part of the virus will activate - overwriting the boot sector with code that will cause the computer to "hang" on next boot-up. The virus will also activate on December 21st and stay active until the end of the year. It will then display a Christmas tree, and the text:

Und er lebt doch noch: Der Tannenbaum! Frohe Weihnachten



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