Threat Description

Many Fingers

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Many Fingers, 08/15

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

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More scanning & removal options

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Technical Details:Christoph Fischer


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