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

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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







Technical Details:Christoph Fischer


SUBMIT A SAMPLE

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More