When an infected program is run, it will search the whole directory structure of the disk and infect almost every COM-program on disk. This takes time, so Omega is easy to find because programs take much more time to load.
Omega won't infect a file if it is marked read-only.
Omega will activate on every Friday the 13th. It then displays an omega-character ('O') and overwrites the beginning of the first two hard disks in the system, destroying the partition records.
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.