Threat Description

Devil's Dance

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Devil's Dance

Summary


This virus infects the same file over and over until it become too large to fit in memory. It traps INT 9 (the keyboard interrupt) and when CTRL-ALT-DEL is pressed it will display the message:

DID YOU EVER DANCE WITH THE DEVIL IN THE WEAK MOONLIGHT ?  PRAY FOR YOUR DISKS!!        The Joker  


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

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

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Technical Details


The virus also monitors any keystrokes, activating when 2000 are reached. It will then change the colors of any text displayed on the screen. When 5000 keystrokes are reached the virus will trash the first copy of the FAT.






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