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|Common name:||Father Christmas|
|Technical name:||Father Christmas|
It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|Detection updated on:||March 28, 2008|
|Country of origin:||POLAND|
Father Christmas is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Father Christmas does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.