Threat Description

Happy Birthday

Details

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

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 scanning & removal options

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You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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