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|Effects: ||It displays a Christmas greeting on the screen. It changes the Internet Explorer home page. It changes the name of the computer and locks the keyboard.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Maldal.F is a worm that reaches computers in a file called CHRISTMAS.EXE attached to an e-mail message with the subject Happy New Year.
It is very easy to become infected with this worm, as it tries to pass itself off as a harmless Christmas greeting.
Maldal.F is a dangerous worm as it causes the following effects: it displays a Flash animation on the screen, changes Internet Explorer’s home page, modifies the name of the affected computer and locks the keyboard.
A clear indication that you have received Maldal.F is a message with the following characteristics:
I can’t describe my feelings
But all i can say is
Happy New Year :) Bye
When the CHRISTMAS.EXE file is run, Maldal.F displays a Christmas greeting card on the screen. Then, the worm locks the keyboard.